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The Ancient Egyptians Ancient Egyptian culture has ever had a feeling of mystery. What we do know about the ancient Egyptians is based primarily from tombs and artifacts discovered tens of thousands of years after their initial burial. 1 such grave is that of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamen of the 18th dynasty in New Kingdom Egypt whose tomb contained a broad assortment of items preserved due to the arid conditions of the Egyptian state. The paintings in the tomb present a snapshot of ancient Egyptian life revealing national lifestyle, craftsmanship, mummification processes and spiritual beliefs. The tomb of Tutankhamen, believed non-existent was found by 2 British archaeologists, Howard Carter and Lord Canarvon, on November 4th, 1922. Lord Canarvon, born on June 26th, 1866, became fascinated with the ruins of temples and tombs whilst regaining in an Egyptian hospital in 1903 following a car crash in Germany. As he had been exceedingly rich, he financed Howard Carter's quest for the lost tomb of Tutankhamen. Besides his daughter's presence at the tomb launching, Lord Canarvon had little to do with actual excavations of the boy pharaoh's tomb. These duties were conducted by British archaeologist Howard Carter. Carter was born at the Norfolk village of Swaffham at 1873. His father was a poor draughtsman who instructed his son to draw at home. Howard showed promise at copying comprehensive work and in 17, underneath the recommendation of Lady Amherst, was tracing inscriptions in ancient Egyptian tombs along side Professor P.E Newberry at Beni Hasan. The next year (1892), Carter had his first encounter of excavation when he accompanied Sir F.. .