Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Google Doodle Today Honors 138th Birthday of Howard Carter, Discoverer of King Tut's Tomb (Tutankhamun), Which Has Been Totally Misinterpreted



The Google Doodle for today
is in honor of the 138th birthday of Howard Carter,
the discoverer of King Tut's Tomb,

As written by Sara Gates at the Huntington Post in

Howard Carter Honored On His 138th Birthday With Google Logo
"The Google doodle depicts Carter gazing upon the golden riches and artifacts within the tomb. Behind the treasures is the faint outline of Google's usual logo."
Who was King Tut?
See 
Who was Tutankhamun? The DNA Evidence is Clear: Tut was the Son of Akhenaten (Echnaton) but the Cause of his Death remains Speculative

But what did Howard Carter really find?
See
Ark of the Covenant



More stories about the Google Doodle:

The Guardian staff at
Howard Carter celebrated in Google doodle

Chris Matyszczyk at CNET in
Google's doodle for Harrison Ford, wait, Howard Carter.


Rene Lynch at the Los Angeles Times has the Google Doodle story also in
Howard Carter, first superstar tomb-finder, gets a Google Doodle

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