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Week 7 Homework- History

History: Howard Carter

We have been looking at Howard Cater in our topic lessons. We know the story of how he made the amazing discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. I would like you to research more about him and create a fact file all about him. You can think of your own sub-headings or use some of the ideas below. Remember to include a title and clear headings!

 

Fact File: Howard Carter

Name:

Date of Birth:

Date of Death:

Profession:

Early Life

Why was he Significant?

Interesting Facts

Did you know?

 

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6 comments on “Week 7 Homework- History

  1. Fact File: Howard Carter

    Name: Howard Carter

    Date of Birth: 9th May 1874

    Date of Death: 2nd March 1939

    Profession: Archaeologist

    Early Life: He was home-schooled

    Why was he Significant? He discovered the tomb of Tutankhman

    Interesting Facts: He spent months drawing, cataloging and removing the artefacts in the antechamber before opening the burial chamber. Lots of the artefacts were gold.

    Did you know? When he first looked inside the antechamber he told Lord Carnarvon that he could see “wonderful things”

  2. Brilliant work Finley! Well done for using sub-headings.

  3. Howard Carter was born on May 9, 1874, in Kensington in London. Howard Carter was a archaeologist and found all of the tombs in Egypt. In 1907,Howard Carter was hired by wealthy English aristocrat Lord Carnarvon. Howard Carter was a sickly child, and was sent to live with his aunts in Norfolk. Howard Carter headed to Egypt in 1891, at the age of 17. Howard Carter died at the age of 66. Howard Carter lived in Albert court in the flat 49. Howard Carter came from Brittan. 😊

  4. You have found out lots of information about Howard Carter Marisa! Great work 🙂

  5. Fact File: Howard Carter

    Name: Howard Carter
    Date of Birth: 9th May 1874
    Date of Death: 2nd March 1939

    Profession: English Archaeologist and Egyptologist

    Early Life: Howard Carter was born in Earls Court, London and had seven siblings. His father was an artist and helped develop his artistic talents.

    Why was he Significant?
    He is famous for making one of the most important discoveries in Egyptology. This was the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun on November 4th 1922.

    Interesting Facts
    1. Howard Carter’s first archaeological job at the age of 17, was as a ‘tracer’, copying tomb inscriptions by hand in Egypt.

    2. Howard Carter was an archaeological artist and his meeting with Flinders Petrie at Amarna introduced him to digging. Otherwise, he would not have discovered Tutankhamun.

    3. He worked as a translator during the first world war, interpreting secret messages between the French and British and their Arab contacts.

    Did you know?
    While in Egypt, Howard Carter produced many beautiful paintings of birds and natural scenery.

  6. Well done Catherine! You have really thought about the layout of a fact file. You have found out lots of information about Howard Carter.

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