Tuesday, December 16, 2008
What inspired Howard Carter to start the journey on finding King Tut's tomb?
Although Carter was well known for his art and paintings, he decided to take a break from his own paintings and began studying inscriptions and paintings of Egypt. (The above image is actually one of Egypt's paintings, but the date is still unknown.) Many of the paintings by Egyptians were painted like the one above, on walls. Some were used to keep track of dates/events that were happening in a person's life. And other's were meant to be messages. When Carter saw the paintings, they inspired him to start his search for Tut's tomb..some paintings included something about Tut, or his being lost..so Carter started the journey; and soon made the biggest discovery people had been trying to make for years, and years, and years.