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Evening Star (Newspaper) - February 20, 1923, Washington, Washington-DCF x. �. The evening Stab. Washington d. A tuesday. February 20. 1923. Says other tombs held rubbish i compared with tutankhamen is belgian professor declares splendor at Luxor astounds experts in egyptology. Loudon times new York times Ooi trl i j arrangement with the Burl of Carnarvon by Cable to the Star. Luxor Egypt. February 20.1 t was another gorgeous Day at the Tomb of tutankhamen yesterday but a Day of Calm after the thrills and tumults of sunday and was devoted to allowing representatives of the press and other visitors to go into the Tomb. None however was permitted to penetrate the new opening As it was with considerable trepidation that lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter allowed so Many persons not All of the Slimmest to push through the narrow passage Between the Walls of the chamber and the outer Tabernacle sunday. Two or three of the least slender did stick and needed help fortunately the Tabernacle is Admir i rely built of Wood estimated at about j n Inch thick and the old egyptian carpenters knew their Milsin As not 1 every similar Structure built today would last three thousand years and j stand much pushing. View from outer chamber. To avoid the risk of catastrophe j therefore visitors had to Content j themselves with a View of what they could see from the outer chamber through the Hole. Even this How Ever should have been valuable to some correspondents because the extraordinary stories sent out from unauthorized sources and telegraphed Back Here have caused immense hilarity at Luxor. Wonderful things seem to have been found of which the authorities know nothing and those who have been Reading some news j papers must have curious ideas of i what really happened. A few articles however have been j brought out of the inner room and Are i of lying open to inspection in the outer chamber on trays ready for removal to the Laboratory. They were brought out because they were in positions where they might be trodden on or otherwise i damaged. I Alabaster vase removed. One of these is one of the Alabaster vases already mentioned As being perhaps of finer workmanship even than any of the Lovely pieces Toul in the outer chamber. It is More than two feet High on a finely carved Pedestal the color being singularly pure and unfazed. It is of Graceful form with handles rep resenting the papyrus and Lotus respectively of upper and lower Egypt. Each handle bears the Cartouche of King tutankhamen in Black and the Symbol � ," meaning everlasting Hie. J another is a smaller wide mouthed. Vase of tie shape of a Lotus b Ossam on 1 u Long Slem. With the wings or handles charmingly carved with representations of half opened Lotus buds with Lotus leaves branching below All very delicate and attractive. With these is a Black Bitumen led wooden figure of a Swan with a yellow 1 Bill which was lying on the ground in j the outer passage near the door of the i first Tabernacle. Though the significance of the Swan is Uncertain some be Meve it was supposed to Render service i to the deceased by accompanying or piloting him across the Waters in the Region of the dead. A similar Swan was found by de Morgan some years ago and is at the Cairo museum. Belgian recounts discovery. I sent sunday a Short expression of opinion from the Queen of the Bel i Gians. In attendance upon her is i Joof 11. Jean cabarets the Distin i Guys had belgian scientist who is a j member of the Academy Royal de Belgique conservator and Secretary of the Musee s Hoyaux do cd Anquan Tenalee at Brussels and a professor i at Liege University. He wrote the following statement. I have just returned from bib an Eli club the Tomb of the Kings. My thoughts Are so disturbed that i have difficulty in collecting them and in expressing my feel Tigs i should like first of All to testify to the immensity j of the debt which the civilized nations must owe to lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter whose names will remain indissolubly linked with the greatest archaeological discovery within the memory of humanity. I wish Only that every one could re Alize what self sacrifice and Gene Rosity have been needed for the undertaking and the carrying out of the systematic work of Clearing which alone has realized the Miracle of finding again intact a Royal Tomb j so Well protected that none of the jobbers reached it in spite of the thirty four centuries during which thu Hunt for treasure has not been interrupted for a single Clay. Cupidity and ignorance have United to 1 prevent posterity from having any real knowledge of the glory of the 1 pharaoh Onle civilization. Found key Century ago. It is now a Century since Cham Pollin discovered the key which was to Render possible the opening up of the treasure and since then Egypto ogints have studied and later improved the manner of utilizing it. Hut there was always the fear that the treasure might already have been removed. Lord Carnarvon and or. Carter have just opened it and it i intact. What is one to a of the hateful and dishonest attacks of which these two men Are the object at the present moment. In order to be Able to convey rapid and accurate information to the orld about their immense discovery they relieved themselves of the task of drawing up the communiques by entrusting this work to the greatest newspaper in the world. That was their crime. It is much to be regret Ted that those who write of this Campaign neglect to Tell what Are the motives which prompt them to accuse lord Carnarvon of converting his unforgettable discovery into a Commer Cial undertaking As they have Ven tured to describe it. These attacks Are abominable some of them Are simply ludicrous. Wanted Damn to live. Some people Are seized with pity for the hapless Fate of poor King tutankhamen who finds himself Dis Turbed in his earthly rest by the cd All the kiddies love Barber Bill shop no other place like it i Washington tit tut inn st mho aug Hou los Ltd of archaeologists. To hear them. One ought immediately to restore the protective Walls behind which he has escaped the seekers for treasure. I i readily admit that if this Tomb brought nothing not hitherto known to the world it would be useless to explore it and devote a minute study to its contents but it has been said that the advantage which Man has Over the brute is his faculty of re Taining a memory of his past. Today however the splendor of a past at first completely lost and then resuscitated in Uncertain manner appears again before our dazzled eyes something More than the groans of neurasthenia is and lunatics is Neces sary to convince me that the Egypt to Logiste Are violating the secret of death in a sacrilegious manner. Numerous funerary texts of ancient Egypt give evidence of the anxiety which the dead displayed that poster Ity should cause their name to live. It was said that he lives whose name is proclaimed. A few weeks ago tutankhamen is name was completely forgotten outside of a Small Circle of specialists today he is known throughout the world. No name for barbarians in their Stelae egyptians used to make an Appeal to those who were Able to read them inviting them to recite the formulae assuring to the 1 dead All welfare in the other world. 1 for Long no one had read the formulae drawn up for the Kings of the eighteenth dynasty. After centuries barbarians have come from far Dis tant parts for which the pharaonic geography had no names and they have just read the prayers which according to the belief of the ancients Are capable of giving to the do san Ca mated spirits of the dead a real and truly Happy life Here then perhaps. Is something to bring reassurance to sensible minds a regard to the feelings with which tutankhamen sees up enter his Tomb i shall not describe the first Cham ber where two great statues seem to be protecting the closed Wall which still bore the Royal seals. Today the Wall has fallen and there Only re Mains a vestige on the left Side. The whole of the open space is to a great extent blocked by an immense obstacle which sparkles. At first sight i one sees nothing but Gold and the wonderful egyptian Blue which harmonizes so Well with Gold. It la the Royal cat Falque which fills the whole chamber. I under staads texts More clearly. I now understand More clearly than Ever Why in the egyptian texts the chamber which enclosed the sarcophagus was called the chamber of Gold. There Are. It is said four can i copies. One within the other in Center of which lies without any doubt the Royal Mummy enclosed in its sarcophagus. One asks ones self by what supreme Effort was it possible to erect these Gigantic panels on which Are inscriptions in Ink for facilitating the Assembly of to Ese parts. Between the Walls on which one can discern paintings of a somewhat rough nature. And the cat Falque there is space through which even persons of moderate Girths find it difficult to pass. At last i find myself before the closed doors bearing still their old bolts. They were ajar when or. Car ter entered and behind then he saw other doors still sealed. A Fexy Steps led me to the end of the chamber where Between the Wall and the Catalpa que were placed oars per Chance those that propelled the Barge on which the Royal remains had crossed the River. Told to turn around. At this moment my guide or. Mace of the metropolitan museum of new York tells me to turn around. I could not refrain from a cry of Surprise and even now 1 fell choked with the emotion which i Felt at the sight of what at that moment Lay before my eyes. A door Cut somewhat Low in the Rock gives Access to a moderately sized chamber which was filled with objects which were placed there nigh on thirty five centuries ago. No one has entered there. No plundered has snatched any Booty or has displaced a single article. It is one of those moments in which one tries to take in everything at a glance As if one were about to die and the present were the last minute one might have to live. 1 saw so much yet now that 1 have come out of the Tomb. It seems to me that i have seen nothing and that whole hours will he necessary to under stand All that held my gaze during those few seconds. Practically All that we had up to now in the Way of egyptian Indus trial Art was Only Trumper and rub i Bish suitable to satisfy the vanity of i people who wanted their Tomb to hive the appearance of Royal spleen Dor. Chest of elegant de alga. 1 in the Center is a Square Chest of most elegant design which is guarded. Or better still protected by four exquisite figures of goddesses with arms outstretched in a charming attitude. It is probable that this is the Chest containing the viscera of the King. We shall know better later when it has been possible to break the seals which Are still intact what the chests and Little tabernacles there Are which Are probably full of sur Prises for us. This is a mystery which can be solved Only slowly. The duties of the excavators in the matter of the preservation of the objects must be subjected to a great Strain for months perhaps for years. We shall in time know All that the Tomb contains. But the knowledge thus obtained must necessarily be vouchsafed to us As if measured drop by drop. I have seen caskets of a Beauty which i am quite incapable of de scribing. Another Chariot several Model boats copied from the Royal Fleet and Many other articles which the excavators will bring out one after another. All Are destined to astound us and to make us realize Only too readily that we the latest born of civilization Are not entitled to look Back on the past Ages with the contempt of upstarts for their More simple and modest ancestors. In the Tomb of tutankhamen we real ize better than anywhere else that Alt must be begun Over again that the forces of decadence often operate As strongly As the forces of Progress and that in a period where our civilization is tottering All our respect is due to those giants who had attained highest Pinnacles and retained it for so gives museum $27.00. Among the visitors from a distance who were admitted to the inner Cham ber today was or. Macy probably v. Everit Macy of new York. Today happened to be the Twenty seventh anniversary of his wedding and he was so impressed with what he saw that he immediately sent by Telegraph n gift of $27,000 to the metropolitan museum of new York. Another visitor is said to have made a gift to the Cairo museum. These donations Are excellent and show the inspiring in fluence of these discoveries. 1 wrote yesterday of the wantonly malicious Campaign proceeding from London which seeks to spread the idea that friction exists Between lord Carnarvon and the egyptian govern ment. X have had occasion to speak to Abel humid Sulleman Pasha undersecretary of the ministry of Public works on the subject. He replied with some bitterness the statement is too ridiculous to need contradiction. 1 and my depart ment Are delighted with the manner in which this work is carried out and the cordiality of the relations which lord Carnavon and or. Carter and the rest of the staff Are maintaining with us and with m. Lacau and his canopy is damaged. By Cable to the Star. Luxor Egypt february 20. Some one whether the discoverers or the egyptian government made too much of a Good thing of it sunday by following All and sundry except the newspaper men to invade tutankhamen s mortuary Chapel and to verge on the fourth chamber adjacent to the mausoleum. When the Tomb was opened yesterday morning and surveyed after the excitement of sunday s official opening it was found that the passage of a number of exceedingly Stout men through the narrow Between the Side of the outer Gold covered canopy and the solid Rock Wall had been bad for the canopy which is in a most frail condition after its 8,400 years undisturbed Vigil. The egyptian governments representatives emitted several exclamations of horror and pulled its collective Beard most officials of the antiquities department Here Are French men who affect beards and there upon decided no further risk would be taken of damaging the Beautiful canopy. Sees big Onfer canopy. So when the new York times and the stars representative. In company with other Pressman stepped into the antechamber yesterday morning the first thing he saw was this wonder Ful outer canopy and the second thing i was a Strong Barrier in front of it. The visit yesterday morning con firmed most of the details already cabled to the new York times and the Star but details did not seem to matter yesterday morning they were insignificant incidentals in a scene so impressive. When we entered yester Day morning or. Carters chief assistant. Who was acting As guide said As we turned to the right after enter ing the antechamber there you Are he had a sense of the dra Matic and As he threw his hands in the direction of the opening in the sealed doorway he stood Back to enjoy the big scene of the play. Picture of mortuary dumber. Take a room about twelve feet wide and thirty feet Long with a door leading to another room. Imag ine that door about six feet High and four wide. Visualize. Instead of your luxury and refinement bar Pink toned Walls of Rock. Look through that door into another room and see in your minds Eye the White Light of Strong electric lamps falling onto a huge magnified coffin. Imagine that coffin Twenty feet Long fifteen feel wide and ten feet High curving at the top to come Down to meet the sides like an old fashioned trunk on a magnified scale. Cover this coffin with a thick layer 1 of Gold with a Long winding Serpent inlaid on the top where it slopes gently to meet the Side. Imagine this Serpent with wings which spread out to protect and enfold the Cartouche of King tutankhamen the divine King gone to osiris. And underneath the Serpent a Long line of hieroglyphics telling the world that tutankhamen was a divine King lord of the two lands of upper and lower Egypt and beloved son of a. Lustrous Gold to cover. have still got about eight feet of Lustrous Gold to cover. Imag ine five Long parallel lines running along the whole Side of this Golden canopy and in each line alternate figures of the key of life and the Emblem of Isis worked in that fascinating bluish Green Hue in porcelain. imagine a mortuary chamber Only a few inches bigger than the canopy Only a few inches to spare Between the Glamour of Gold and the color on the Walls portraying the funerary processions with a Baboon or two in one Corner and hieroglyphics beseeching the gods of the underworld to Hearken and Lead tutankhamen quickly and safely to the Elysian Fields. Imagine in the far right hand Corner of the room into which you Are look ing a Hole four feet Square opening into an Annex filled with treasures such As statuary and boxes of All ale some richly embossed with Gold some Ebony inlaid with Ivory some decorated with Hunting scenes by artists who Are unequalled i that particular style of Art chariots no boats vases. Urn and pots mummified food and numerous other things each and every one a treasure in itself. Series of comas. imagine within a great glided canopy another and within a second a third and within a third a fourth and within a fourth a fifth and with 1in the fifth a Granite sarcophagus and within the Granite sarcophagus a be rules of coffins containing endless swathes and bandages unwrapping al that remains of tutankhamen him self. Imagine also Between each of these i canopies heaps of jewels gems Ala taster vases amulets and scarabs i imagine in the Annex four canopy cars containing the entrails of the King and then remember that you Are in the presence of the Man who once ruled this Region and All around it. Turn your face away for a moment while your mind reels and As you turn look up and you will see one of the two life size statues of tutankhamen which for centuries have been guarding the sealed doorway of the death room. This statue will gaze at you . It is a Beautiful face and a Beautiful look and you will look into it As i did yesterday morning and go away pondering on life. Or. Carter told me that he Hopes to close the Tomb this week until next fall but the work will continue in the workshop of preserving the treasures already taken from the antechamber. It will be at least two years before this Tomb is cleared. But it will be a thousand pities if it is Ever completely cleared As the place for these things is where they have been found. Blocks Auto theft. Man displays pistol when owner appears two stolen. Lawrence v. Larn Peon no. 6 Crescent i place prevented the theft of his Auto Mobile Early last night when he stepped onto the Street from the Southern building in time to see a coloured Man about to take Possession of his car. The Man displayed a pistol when the owner appeared the police were told and then made his escape. An automobile belonging to Rev. Enoch m. Thompson pastor of the Chapel of the nativity 14th and a streets Southeast disappeared from i front of the institution last night. It was recovered later in he night. Police were told of the theft of an automobile belonging to s. B. Bachrach druggist at st and i streets last night from in front of 612 1 Street these three were first to enter Tomb of King tutankhamen Ater 3,400 years London Elmea new York times copyright by arrangement with Earl of Carnarvon left to right lord Carnarvon who Ina need the enormous undertaking of locating and excavating the burial place of the ancient egyptian pharaoh lady Evelyn Herbert Hla daughter and Howard Carter the american key Pool Golat. Who directed the expedition from the a tort. Finding the Tomb up to the present time. They Are Adown above at the Entrance of the Tomb. The ate a to or. Cartel s left Lead Down into the burial Cavern. 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