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British archaeologist and Egyptologist (1874–1939) whose discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's 'Valley of the Kings' proved to be one of the signal events in the history of archaeology. Rare manuscript DS in Arabic, one page, 6.75 x 8.25, received May 2, 1903. Document directed to the director of the General Archaeology Directorate, in part (translated): "Based on your explanation, dated the 21st of this month, number 966, we inform you that an inspection has been conducted of the building constructed by the father of Hamid Effendi Abdulmunim at the archaeological site on the island Aswan (Elephantine). We found that the amount of 150 Egyptian pounds estimated for the building is a very appropriate and reasonable value…The total number of pages are back." Ink notations along bottom in another hand. In fine condition, with two punch holes to left edge, and several staple-related holes to the top margin. In 1903, Carter transferred to the Inspectorate of Lower and Middle Egypt and set up headquarters at Saqqara. His time excavating at Aswan with the likes of Lady William Cecil Amherst proved relatively unsuccessful, with the exception of a discovery of ancient Aramaic papyri made by several sebakh workers. A rare letter from the famed archeologist, immersed in his life along the Nile River and still years away from his unearthing of King Tut.
Howard Carter (Tutankhamun)
Howard Carter (Tutankhamun)
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,209.50
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

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