‘King Tutankhamun’ back with Google Doodle
Mountain View, California: After the much appreciated Doodle honouring zip inventor Gideon Sundback, Google is now celebrating the 138th birthday of famous English archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter.
Carter, who gained fame as the discoverer of “Tomb of Tutankhamun”, was honoured by Google by a portrayal of the Tomb of Tutankhamen” at the centre of its homepage.
The boy king ‘Tutankhamun’ is undoubtedly the most famous of Egyptian pharaohs. He died in his teens and remained a mystery for over 3300 years until Carter and George Herbert discovered his tomb in the ‘Valley of the Kings’ in 1922.
Tutankhamun`s mummy still rests in his tomb and is on display since the last four years.
Howard Carter was born in London, England on May 09, 1874. His father, Samuel Carter was a skilled artist and trained his son to follow in his footsteps
After the discovery of “Tomb of Tutankhamun”, Carter gained fame as an expert on Egypt and its treasures. Many films have also been made on the life and adventures of Howard Carter.
He died in London on March 2, 1939, at the age of 64 of cancer and lies in rest at the Putney
Vale Cemetery in London.
On his gravestone is written: “May your spirit live, May you spend millions of years, you who love Thebes, Sitting with your face to the north wind, your eyes beholding happiness “and “O night, spread thy wings over me as the imperishable stars”.
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