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Lord Carnarvon, the wealthy English aristocrat who sponsored Howard Carter's exploration and eventually discover of King Tut's Tomb

George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, Earl of Carnarvon, DL June 1866 – 5 April styled Lord Porchester until was an .

Howard Carter & Lord Carnarvon-The tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered by and Englishman named Howard Carter. This tomb is the most intact tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings. Finding this tomb started the legendary “mummy’s curse” which spoke of death to whoever disturbs the tomb of this 19 year old Pharaoh.

Howard Carter & Lord Carnarvon - The tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered by an Englishman named Howard Carter, and the expedition was financed by Lord Carnarvon. Tut's tomb is the most intact tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings

Lord Carnarvon, Evelyn Herbert and Howard Carter at the Entrance to the Tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922

Lord Carnarvon's first visit to the Valley of the King's: Lord Carnarvon, Lady Evelyn Herbert (his daughter) and Howard Carter at the entrance to the Tomb of Tutankhamun, 1922 (gelatin silver print) by Harry Burton/ The Stapleton Collection

Howard Carter discovers the entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun, November 1922

Howard Carter discovers the entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun, November Carter was actually sponsored by Lord Carnarvon, owner of Highclere Castle in England, the castle in the series, "Downton Abbey".

View of the antechamber of the Tomb of Tutankhamun looking south, Valley of the Kings, November 1922 (gelatin silver print) by Burton, Harry (1879-1940) - Bridgeman Images - art images & historical footage for licensing

In 1922 Howard Carter & Lord Carnarvon entered the tomb of King Tut after years. View of the antechamber of the Tomb of Tutankhamun looking south, Valley of the Kings (gelatin silver print) by Harry Burton / The Stapleton Collection

This is how the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun appeared to archaeologist Howard Carter when he discovered it in 1922.

this is how the tomb of the boy king tutankhamun appeared to archaeologist howard carter when he discovered it in 1922

discovering tut's tomb | 90th anniversary of the opening of King Tut's tomb

In the trenches?: Mr Callender, assistant to British archaeologist Howard Carter at the entrance to the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, in the Valley of the Kings at Luxor.

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