Brief summary of Howard Carter's search for Tut's tomb
in that particular spot. The Earl of Carnarvon then appeared in the&V.M and engaged Howard Carter, whoHtor-merly worked for Davis, to continue the excavations. Although it was not certain that Tutankhamen's tomb was not at Tell El Amarna, where the King first reigned. Carter, with remarkable faith, persisted that the tomb was somewhere In the Valley of the Kings. At the end of thirty-one years' work be returned to England in 1020. While there ho' felt the conviction grow upon him that Tutankhamen's tomb was under the tomb of Rameses VI., which Is tomb N j. 9 In the Valley of the Kings. He returned Immediately, commenced excavating and actually burrowed to within six feet of the stairway to the tomb when he had to cease last year, unable to continue owing to illness. He returned In October of this year and after digging less than a week found the top step which led to the outer door of the tomb.