Science: Carter vs. Egypt

TutankhAmen came a cropper. His friends fell to wrangling over his bones.

Howard Carter, of the Metropoolitan Museum, co-discoverer with the late Lord Carnarvon of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, had been growing increasingly restive under the restrictions put upon him by the Egyptian Government through the Antiquities Service of its Public Works Department. Finally he "struck," sealed up the tomb, refused to continue the excavations.

The root of the trouble was the same as in so many other historic complications. The last straw was the refusal of the Minister...

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