Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Auction of Howard Carter's Personal Effects

On 12 June an amazing collection of papers, letters, photographs and keepsakes belonging to the Egyptologist Howard Carter is coming up for sale at Bonhams auction house.  Included are letters sent to Carter warning him about the dangers of disturbing the tomb of Tutankhamun and a draft of The Tomb of Tutankhamun Volume III written by Carter.  The items are being sold by family and are expected to fetch around £150,000.

For further details reported by the Daily Mail click here.

To see details of the collection on the Bonhams web-site click here and look for Lot 39.

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