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#128 - Howard Carter

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“In the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amun were found garments similar to the dalmatic, the tunicle, the stole and the chasuble”
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Remarkable handwritten manuscript, unsigned, 12 pages, 7 x 9, September 1932. A fascinating manuscript entitled “Notes for Speech at Institute of Hygiene,” apparently written to prepare for a lecture. In part: “It has been suggested to me, and I think appropriately, that the subject to be mentioned this evening should be ‘The Contribution of Ancient Egypt to the Progress of the World.’ When one looks back towards those ancient Egyptians, from that point of view, once at one realizes that the legacy we have inherited from them is manifold…The very chairs we sit on are their invention. They were in those days apparrages of Seigneurial Right, in fact, the emblems of authority…I would like to point out that the proverbial assertion regarding the Egyptians and slavery is mostly fallacy. Slavery was no more in their day than with us today…they certainly succeeded in making us slaves, by inventing a system of dividing time…Without doubt Egypt was the mother of glass…In the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amun were found garments similar to the dalmatic, the tunicle, the stole and the chasuble. And with them the first and earliest gloves…The Crosier, the bishop's pastoral staff, descends directly from Pharonic custom. Osiris, the King of the Dead, during his mortal life on this Earth, was their first agricultural and pastoral teacher. He taught them how to cultivate and till the land and how to tend the flocks. A parallel to the murder of Osiris by his brother Seth is to be found in the Old Testament, in the book of Genesis, in the form of the two brothers, Cain and Abel.” In fine condition, with filing holes to the left edge. Carter had discovered King Tut’s tomb on November 4, 1922, and his excavation of it continued throughout the next decade until 1932. This discovery was tremendously important in the archaeological world as one of the most well-preserved tombs ever discovered, and public fascination with the artifacts and treasure within spawned a cultural phenomenon within the Western world. Material from Howard Carter is very scarce, and letters discussing his discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb are of the utmost desirability. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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