File TAA ii.20 - The Tomb of Tut-ankh-amen: statement with documents

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TAA ii.20


The Tomb of Tut-ankh-amen: statement with documents


  • c. 1924 (Creation)

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British Egyptologist. Born, London 1874. Died, London 1939. Privately educated. Employed by P. E. Newberry in 1891 working for the Archaeological Survey. Assisted in excavations for the Egypt Exploration Fund 1892-3, was with Petrie at Amarna in 1892, and as a draughtsman to the Deir el-Bahri expedition 1893-9. Appointed Chief Inspector of Antiquities of Upper Egypt 1899-1904. Discovered several royal tombs, including those of Hatshepsut, Tuthmosis IV and Amenophis I. Inspector of Lower Egypt 1905. Employed by Lord Carnarvon from 1909 onwards, to excavate in the Theban necropolis, the Delta and Middle Egypt. His most famous discovery, that of the intact tomb of Tutankhamun, was made in 1922. He spent the next ten years recording the tomb's contents. Most of Carter's records for Tutankhamun's tomb remain unpublished.

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Formerly in the possession of P. E. Newberry, being his personal copy.

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Presented by P. E. Newberry to the Griffith Institute in 1945.
Originally part of the Carter MSS (formerly Carter MSS vi.13). Transferred from the Carter MSS to the Tutankhamun Archive in the 1990s.

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  • P. E. Newberry's copy of The Tomb of Tut-ankh-amen: Statement with documents, as to the events which occurred in Egypt in the Winter of 1923-24 leading to the ultimate break with the Egyptian Government.
  • "Published for private circulation only by Cassell and Company, London, etc. 1924."
  • Incorporates Howard Carter's original documentation, see TAA ii.21.

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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

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  • Archived scans in Griffith Institute.
  • TAA iii.14 (photocopy).

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  • TAA ii.21 (original documentation referenced in the Statement).

Publication note

  • Carter, Howard 1999. Tut.ankh.amen: the politics of discovery (OEB 35822).

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