Howard Carter is not a tomb robber.

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"Sunday, November 26. Feverishly we cleared away the remaining last scraps of rubbish on the floor of the passage before the doorway, until we had only the clean sealed doorway before us... It was sometime before one could see, the hot air escaping caused the candle to flicker, but as soon as one's eyes became accustomed to the glimmer of light the interior of the chamber gradually loomed before one, with its strange and wonderful medley of extraordinary and beautiful objects heaped upon one another...There was naturally short suspense for those present who could not see, when Lord Carnarvon said to me `Can you see anything'. I replied to him Yes, it is wonderful. I then with precaution made the hole sufficiently large for both of us to see. With the light of an electric torch as well as an additional candle we looked in. Our sensations and astonishment are difficult to describe as the better light revealed to us the marvelous collection of treasures..."

Howard Carter's personal diaries of the first excavation season in the tomb of Tutankhamun. These are the words of the man who is describing to us one of the most magnificent discoveries ever made in history. He doesn't realizes how the discovery of King Tutankhamen will affect and influence the ways of all the people in the world.

Many people believe that Howard Carter was a tomb robber. They believe that he disturbed the pharaoh that spent all his life for the afterlife. I on the other hand believe that Howard Carter was not a tomb robber, but is the reason of King Tut's existence and all the fame and glory that followed it. If Howard Carter wouldn't have discovered the tomb, Tut would still be buried in the sand in the Valley of the...