How Howard Carter Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Howard Carter reached the respectable age of 64 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous archeologist.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Archeologist whose discovery of the tomb of 14th-century BC pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1923 made him famous around the world. He was the first chief inspector of the Egyptian Antiquities Service.

He worked in several uncovered tombs and made his way to Chief Inspector of the Egyptian Antiquities Service.

His death at a late age is a strong argument against the supposed curse of the pharaohs, an alleged curse believed by some to be cast upon any person who disturbs the mummy of an Ancient Egyptian person, especially a pharaoh.

How did Howard Carter die?

Howard Carter's death was caused by Hodgkin's disease.

Information about the death of Howard Carter
Cause of deathHodgkin's disease
Age of death64 years
ProfessionArcheologist
BirthdayMay 9, 1874
Death dateMarch 2, 1939
Place of deathKensington, London, United Kingdom
Place of burialN/A

Quotes

"It was a sight surpassing all precedent, and one we never dreamed of seeing."

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"With such evidence, as well as the sealed doorway between the two guardian statues of the King, the mystery gradually dawned upon us. We were but in the anterior portion of a tomb."

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"Commenced operations in the Valley of the Kings."

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"Here before us was sufficient evidence to show that it really was an entrance to a tomb, and by the seals, to all outward appearances that it was intact."

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"As the work proceeded we found that the western end of the cutting receded under the slope of the rock, and thus was partly roofed over by the overhanging rock."

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