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Evening Star (Newspaper) - March 08, 1931, Washington, Washington-DCThe sunday Star Washington d. C., March 8, 1931. Egypt tvs tombs and temples thousands of tourists make the egyptian trip since Howard Carter discovered the Tomb offing Tut ankh Amon. Scene of the Carnarvon expedition. Riches of the tombs. By Gideon a. Lyon. Photographs by the author. R / it would be interesting said a fellow m traveler to me at our hotel in Cairo on m the evening of our arrival at the i egyptian capital to know How Many thousands of tourists have been drawn to Egypt since 1922 As a result of the discovery of the Tomb of King Tut ankh Amon by Howard Carter. It would be even More inter Esting to know How great a treasure has been brought to this country through tourist expenditures Here in consequence of the finding of that Tomb and its Rich contents. That thought recurred to me a few mornings later when i stood in front of the Tomb of Tut ankh Amon and saw Howard Carter descend the Steps leading Down to the Entrance. The Tomb was closed to visitors for or. Carter was engaged in superintending the removal of the remaining treasures. So All i got of King tuts last resting place was this glimpse of the Back of the Man who restored him to Fame. Yet it was with a Lively sense of the service or. Carter has rendered to Egypt that i saw him go Down into the Depths to carry on the work begun by him eight years ago. Unquestionably Many thousands of people have been attracted to Egypt by the discovery of this Tomb. And practically All of them make the journey up to Luxor and across the Nile to the West Bank and through the Rocky defiles of the Valley of the tombs of the Kings to the scene of the work of the Carnarvon expedition. They have with few exceptions seen nothing of the Tomb itself. But they have had the satisfaction of glimpsing the forbidding area chosen by the monarchs of Many centuries ago for the Reposas of their mummies and the riches of their burial equipment. It is indeed a hideous Region utterly devoid of vegetation a twisting Road now made into an excellent smooth Highway by the egyptian government to facilitate visitation. Winding around Between craggy Hills blinding White in the Glare of the Sun. On the Way to the place where King Tut ankh Amon s Tomb was found which is the end of the Modem Road Many signs appear of earlier efforts to locate tombs rectangular shallow pits dug into the Loose Rock and gravel at the base of the Cliffs. There Are Many scores of these trial pits which have yielded no results. In the immediate neighbourhood of the Tut Tomb Are several others discovered Long ago some of them of great importance in the revelation of ancient history and religious precepts in the form of the paintings and carvings of the Interior. For example that of Ramses in is just around the Comer As it were from that of King Tut a splendid example of the mortuary provisions of ancient Egypt. It is a veritable picture gallery its Long passages and numerous Chambers being covered with paint Ings the study of which has greatly enriched the Modem knowledge of the customs and the liturgical history of Egypt tvs Golden Era. None c
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