Niviene (niviene) wrote,

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Happy B-day Howard Carter

Today is Howard Carter's Birthday...he'd be 138 if he were still alive lol..having died a natural death at the age of 64 in 1939. A prominent archaeologist and Egyptologist he is credited with finding Tutankhamen's tomb during his excavations in Valley of the Kings, Egypt.

What is written on Carter's gravestone is very beautiful especially if you love Egypt as he did:

"May your spirit live, May you spend millions of years,
You who love Thebes,
Sitting with your face to the north wind,
Your eyes beholding happiness"
"O night, spread thy wings over me as the imperishable stars"

I have seen with my own eyes some of the treasures of King Tut and they are incredible to behold so we can thank Carter and is his team for all the work they did in the discovery. I wear a copy of one of the rings Carter found in Tut's tomb.

I will always hold a soft spot in my heart for anyone who loves Ancient Egypt.
Tags: ancient_egypt
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