Google doodle celebrates Howard Carter’s epic discovery of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb and the 138th birthday of the British archaeologist. Google doodle service strikes again.
‘Yes, wonderful things.’said Howard Carter nearly 90 years ago when the English archaeologist when asked by the Earl of Carnarvon whether he could see anything down the dig site. Carter finally cast his eyes a few moments later on the tomb of Tutankhamun, King of Egypt and mysterious pharaoh and the golden objects therein.
The doodle displays Howard Carter standing amidst the ancient Egyptian artifacts excavated from the tomb of Tutankhamun and inspecting his work in the field of Egyptology and Archeology.
Google doodle for Howard Carter and King Tutankhamun
Google doodles and visually unveils some wonderful things to celebrate the 138th birthday of the renown Egyptologist and archeologist, who gained lasting fame and contributed majorly to his field with the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and the subsequent, laborious excavation nearly a century ago. The Google homepage Doodle depicts just a few of the thousands of objects that were removed from the tomb — a process that took the better part of a decade and stirred the public imagination.
Howard Carter — born May 9. 1874, in London, Britain — had been searching for the burial sites of ancient pharaohs for nearly three decades when he led the discovery of the 18th-dynasty of Tutankhamun’s tomb, more than 3,000 years after the child king was laid to eternal rest.
Tutankhamun ‘s Tomb opened by Carter : now Google doodles
By entering Tutankhamun’s tomb, Howard Carter also soon entered popular culture — as his discovery minted him as a worlwide celebrity, and his name popped up in music and, in time, on the screen on countless occasions. Howard was a real-life Indiana Jones.
Howard Carter died in London in 1939 (of lymphoma), at age 64, his fame assured not only because of his finding the tomb, but also because King Tutankhamun’s artifacts continue to hold profound fascination and curiosity with mystery and fear mixed up with eachother.