Ancient Egypt

by Mandy Barrow

 
 
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How did Howard Carter know where to look?

Several finds made in the Valley of the Kings over the years led Howard Carter to believe that the king was still somewhere in the Valley.

Carter had a plan of the valley on which he marked all the spoil heaps and cuttings made by previous excavations. On this he identified a small triangle which was covered over with the spoils from an earlier excavation.

Carter thought it was possible that the missing tomb could be under the mound of rubble and stone chippings and was determined to find out.

 


 
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