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Unseen pics: Google doodle honours Howard Carter

On 4 November 1922, Carter's excavation group found the steps leading to Tutankhamun's tomb.

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Updated:May 9, 2012, 4:45 PM IST
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Unseen pics: Google doodle honours Howard Carter
On 4 November 1922, Carter's excavation group found the steps leading to Tutankhamun's tomb.
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New Delhi: With the view to mark the 138th birth anniversary of Howard Carter, Google today replaced its usual Google logo with a doodle that includes a wide array of Egyptian treasures that cover the term "Google" and make it barely visible. The doodle also features the tomb of Tutankhamun for which Howard Carter is known.

The doodle pays homage to an English archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter, who is noted as a discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922.

Howard's important contribution to his field of archaeology was the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, who was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. At the age of 17, he was sent out by the Egypt Exploration Fund to help Percy Newberry in the excavation and recording of Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hasan.

On 4 November 1922, Carter's excavation group found the steps leading to Tutankhamun's tomb, by far the best preserved and most intact pharaonic tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings.

He died of lymphoma in Kensington, London, on March 2, 1939 at the age of 64.

The mask of Tutankamen, made of burnished gold inlaid with glass and semi-precious stones.

A corridor to a stairway in Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, through which Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon entered to begin their excavations.

British archaeologist Howard Carter (1874 - 1939) at Tutankhamen's tomb

Wooden Statue Of King Tutankhamen

Mr Callender, assistant to British archaeologist Howard Carter at the entrance to the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen, in the Valley of the Kings at Luxor.

Part of the collection of artefacts copied from those found in the tomb of Tutankhamen

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