George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon(1866-1923), Sportsman, egyptologist and photographer
Sitter in 2 portraits
A keen Egyptologist, he collaborated with Howard Carter in Egypt for over fifteen years from 1909. In 1913 Lord Carnarvon had purchased the rights to excavate in the Valley of the Kings, where Carter was convinced they would find the tomb of Tutankhamun. In late 1917 Carter returned from Cairo to continue his annual excavations in the Valley. On 4 November 1922 Carter found the stairway to Tutankhamun's tomb; news of the discovery made headlines around the world. In February the following year, two months before the death of Lord Carnarvon, Carter opened the burial chamber containing Tutankhamun’s body.
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