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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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Where Carter lived

This cool and shady house is that inwhich Howard Carter lived when he was excavating Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. The interior is as it was and is very interesting. In the grouds a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mike S
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cool and shady house is that inwhich Howard Carter lived when he was excavating Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. The interior is as it was and is very interesting. In the grouds a replica of Tutankhamun's tomb has been built - you get both the house and the replica tomb on the same ticket.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is off the tourist route which makes it a nice quite place to visit. The house is nothing to shout about on the outside but the inside is full of character and has a wonderful central hall with domed ceiling. The rooms are filled with items believed to have been from when Howard was there including his camera... More 

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Kos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are fit, then do not hesitate,take a bicycle from the Famous Mohammed and you can see the whole of the West bank in a day. We visied the house after having visited the Vley of the Kings....it was so interesting for me, as I had seen the film, and it brings it to life, we had a nice... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you are interested in Egyptology, this place would be well worth visiting. All furnishings are original and the interior remains untouched as it was almost a century ago. There is also the replica of Tutankhamen's tomb right next to the house. I would recommend visiting it on the way to the Valley of the Kings or the Temple of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The home of Carter has been filled with period furnishings and objects. You get to see his darkroom and indoor dog house, both of which are pretty unusual! In the yard is a new replica of the tomb of Tutankhamen, which is really worth a visit. There is a lot of contextualization on the walls, and the replica is pretty... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We did not see this in detail. From a distant look, we felt it was well preserved and well managed. More than the house, we need to appreciate the passion for this gentleman for historical excavations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I first visited Howard Carter's house a few years ago and was looking forward to return. The house remains unchanged - beautifully restored building with various antiques and mementos from excavations. Unfortunately the show stopper hologram of Mr Carter presenting his discovetu has been replaced by a small flat screen TV showing a film of the excavation. An addition however... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Excellent place to visit very interesting tour around the house and knowledgeable caretaker. Nice place to sit outside with a drink and just chill .

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Cornwall
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Again the Howard Carter House isn't on the usual tourist itinerary but worth a visit. Currently 50LE which includes entrance to the replica Tutankhamun tomb.

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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I am sorry, but I am serious about Egypt and I appreciate the focus on Carter and his discovery of King Tut's tomb (and other important discoveries) but I was disappointed with the presentation. Basically for 50 LE (only $5) you walk through the house and see his stuff sitting on his desk and where he lived while he worked... More 

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