Howard Carter — English Scientist born on May 09, 1874, died on March 02, 1939

Howard Carter was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world famous after discovering the intact tomb of the 19th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun in November 1922... (wikipedia)

The news of the discovery spread fast all over the country, and inquisitive enquiries mingled with congratulations from this moment became the daily programme.
We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined - the impression was overwhelming.
It soon became obvious that we were but on the threshold of the discovery.
All we have to do is to peel the shrines like an onion, and we will be with the king himself.
We were totally unprepared for such a large quantity of visitors, and in view of the preservation of the antiquities they being very crowded and in poor preservation, we were obliged to refuse admission until some preparation was made to safeguard the objects.