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Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation

Supporting documentation made by Howard Carter and members of the excavation team

Burial Chamber with objects in situ, Carter MSS. i.G.31

Howard Carter's notes made in preparation of the complete publication of the tomb.

Maps, plans and drawings of the tomb of Tutankhamun (part of Carter MSS. i.G, complete list for this group see below).

Alfred Lucas's notes on conservation of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Carter's account of the examination of Tutankhamun's mummy by Dr D. Derry and Dr Saleh Bey Hamdi, and his drawings of items found on it.

A Gallery of drawings made by Carter during the examination of Tutankhamun's mummy.

Howard Carter's copies of A. H. Gardiner's recordings of inscriptions on some objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Carter's Notebook TAA i.2.7.

Notes on various aspects of the tomb and its contents, filed with object cards:

Photograph galleries:


Some other material connected with the tomb of Tutankhamun and Howard Carter

  • Howard Carter's maps and plans, Carter MSS. i.G, a complete list of maps and plans made by Carter including those for the tomb of Tutankhamun (see above).
  • Miscellaneous papers, Carter MSS. vi-viii including autobiographical notes, paintings, drawings, and portraits.
  • An incomplete draft of the lecture on La tumba de Tut.ankh.Amen. La sepultura del rey y la cripta interior, given by Howard Carter in Madrid in 1928.
  • Online publication of notes, drawings and photographs of furniture from the tomb of Tutankhamun, made by Walter Segal.
  • Some thoughts inspired by a current exhibition: 'Tutankhamun: His Tomb and Treasures' (Brno, October 16, 2008 - March 15, 2009, by Jaromir Malek).
  • An audio podcast recording of the lecture on Howard Carter's excavation records of the tomb of Tutankhamun, given by Jaromir Malek at the University of Oxford Alumni Weekend on 19 September 2008, is now available from Click on 'Central Administration', Alumni Weekend 2008 and 'show media items'.

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