The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurate the restoration of the Carter House on the West Bank. Video and photos

Dr. Ahmed Issa, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Mostafa inspired the governor of Egypt, inaugurated today, Friday afternoon, Carter’s house, the discoverer of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, located on the western continent of Luxor, after it was restored was and reopened, on the centenary of the discovery of the tomb. The American Research Center in Egypt is restoring his house, which is located on the west bank of Luxor, known as Carter’s House.

The Carter House restoration project was carried out from February to November 2022, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development and the Adina Lee Seven Family Foundation and in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. It was officially opened to the public after its restoration and development.

The Carter House restoration project included the execution of some construction work and the reformatting of the green spaces. These works were accompanied by the provision of new signage to visitors and a modern and historically accurate presentation of the interior design of the house and its furniture. As a result, some repairs were made to address the problems caused by the water damaging the structure of the mud brick house. Some changes were made to the green spaces to prevent similar damage in the future, the old and broken water pipes in the house were replaced, the plant hedges and trees planted near the walls of the house were removed, and a water-free buffer zone was created settled around the house.

The American Research Center has also made a great effort to create an interactive and exemplary experience for visitors to the house, and after November 4, 2022, visitors to the Carter House will enjoy reading comprehensive information panels in Arabic and English, and to to view archive photos. which the context of the social and political conditions that surrounded the discovery of the tomb and the many major Egyptian and foreign figures who participated in this massive discovery, additional information about what life was like on the West Bank in the early twentieth century and interesting revise. details about the functions of the house and its various specialized rooms, such as the photographic darkroom, will be provided, and new information on the site will be supplemented by a virtual tour of the house..

The house was built in 1911, and later expanded after the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb to serve as a place to record and study the effects discovered in the tomb, and on November 4, 1922, after an exhaustive search that took nearly a decade, Carter’s team sealed the first twelve steps of The steps leading to the entrance with seals bearing the name of Tutankhamun, and that memorable day marked the beginning of a ten-year long project involving the discovery and preservation of 5,000 thousand artifacts in the cemetery and their transfer to Cairo, and during that period and until his death in 1939, Carter lived near the entrance leading to The Valley of the Kings in a mud brick house residence that was built in 1911, and the house consists of one central hall with a cupola, a study and a photography laboratory. For antiquities inspectors, and in 2019, the Carter House was restored and opened to the public for the first time as a tourist and cultural attraction.

It is worth noting that the American Research Center was established in Egypt in 1948, and it is a private non-profit organization consisting of educational and cultural institutions, specialized scientists and ordinary people on cultural heritage, as the strong relationship between the Center and the Ministry of Antiquities (formerly the Supreme Council of Antiquities) ensured the success of our joint work over the years.

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (1)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (2)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (2)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (3)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (3)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (4)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (4)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (5)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (5)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (6)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (6)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (7)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (7)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (8)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (8)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurate the restoration of the Carter House (9)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurate the restoration of the Carter House (9)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (10)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (10)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (11)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (11)

Minister of Tourism and Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (12)
Minister of Tourism and Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (12)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (13)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the restoration of the Carter House (13)

Minister of Tourism and Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (14)
Minister of Tourism and Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (14)

Minister of Tourism and Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (15)
Minister of Tourism and Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (15)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (16)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (16)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (17)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (17)

The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (18)
The Minister of Tourism and the Governor of Luxor inaugurated the Carter House restoration (18)

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