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Howard Carter House

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Address: N/r Valley of the kings | West Side, Luxor, Egypt

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This house was especially interesting for us because we had been to Highbury Castle near Newbury where a lot of artefacts belonging to Lord Carnavon are exhibited. Howard Carters... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jane H
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house was especially interesting for us because we had been to Highbury Castle near Newbury where a lot of artefacts belonging to Lord Carnavon are exhibited. Howard Carters house also has the replica of the tomb of Tutankamun to see which was quite amazing and extremely well presented

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

50le to visit including the replica of Tutankhamens tomb. It's a small house but you can wander around it at your own pace. Lots of information to read. The dark room was interesting. Amazing to think of what went on here.

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1 Thank BillieAnt
Park City, Utah
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Very interesting to see how Howard Carter lived while discovering and excavating King Tut's Tomb. Quick easy site to visit.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A small but evocative little building full of memories of a bygone age,and a momentous period of history.Sited at the entrance to the Valley of the Kings in Luxor it is not chock full of furniture or precious objects,but was the base for an extraordinary man during his work emptying Tutankhamen,s tomb. It is atmospheric and depicts a lifestyle from... More 

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1 Thank Alison S
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Carter House is an interesting site, and the house is well preserved with various original objects. I would've liked the museum to have more signs/descriptions about Carter and the objects in his house. The amount of information was lacking.

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1 Thank RoseShalydeen
San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is where Howard Carter stayed while working for Lord Carnovan, looking for Tut's tomb. Not sure if all the furniture is original, but it must look like Carter left it. There is a recreation of Tut's tomb right by the house. The guard was really nice and made us a cup of tea, as we were the only visitors.

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Thank Craig T
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Howard Carter House is like a piece of history preserved from the 1900's. It is fully equipped with toaster, cooker, heater and the appropriate furniture of the period. In the centre of the house, were lots of photographs and explanations hung on the walls - about the discovery of the tomb of Tutenkamun and revealing the 'mummy' underneath the... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you'd like to see a house with 1920's era items, or you're a serious Howard Carter fan, maybe this is for us. There are just too many other amazing things to see in luxor, though, for me to recommend spending time here. And, why visit a replica of King Tut's tomb when you'll be walking right by the real... More 

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Swellendam, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

that was great chance to visit the house of the founder of the golden king, i have read a lot a bout this little king and the treasury and we have seen most of it in the museum in Cairo and we have seen his tomb and mummy too and we complete all the idea by seeing Cater house and... More 

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Worth the time to go and get closer to the discoverer of Tutankhamun's tomb. Doesn't take long and on the way to the Valley of the Kings.

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