Death of Howard Carter

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Death of Howard Carter - HE SURVIVED Howard Carter is dead in London and...
HE SURVIVED Howard Carter is dead in London and we're likely to hear a lot of nonsense about the "Curse of the Pharaoh's tomb." For Howard Carter is the man who gave the world that first-hand chapter of Egyptian royal life which was contained in the tomb of Tut-Ank-Amen, uncovered in the Valley of Kings on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor in 1922. When Lord Carnarvon, who financed the Carter expedition, was fatally sticken and died while the experts were still examining the rich loot of that tomb, the superstitiousN ones began to buzz. They told of the curse placed by the pharaoh on any who might disturb his centuries-long sleep. "Swift wings of death" would overtake such vandals, according to their interpretations of the curse. Lord Carnarvon, they said, had been a victim because he pharaoh 's grave. - Other members of the expedition died, too, in quite natural ways. But Howard Carter, the Egyptologist who had been responsible for the actual discovery and who had done most of the work in that amazing tomb, lived on. That was 17 years ago. Howard Carter was 66 years old when he died the other day. Yet we suspect that the old superstition may be dragged out and paraded again. The fact that he came to within four years according to Biblical standards The superstition mongers will wings of death." Well, the wings of death to live. Those who have lived fully like life. They'd like to go on living indefinitely because they've learned how. And the chances are that for Howard Carter death came all too swiftly, as it does for the most of us. But, quite obviously, the pharaoh 's curse had nothing to do with it.' THE CURSE had violated the mummified . of the normal life of a man probably won't be considered. want to talk about "the ,swift are swift enough. People want

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  1. Press and Sun-Bulletin,
  2. 06 Mar 1939, Mon,
  3. Page 6

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