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George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert Carnarvon, 5th earl of

Carnarvon, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th earl of (kärnärˈvən) [key], 1866–1923, English Egyptologist. With Howard Carter he excavated in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, from 1906 to 1922. He funded this research. The final and most famous of their discoveries was the tomb of Tutankhamen. Lord Carnarvon died before it was thoroughly explored. He collaborated with Howard Carter on the report Five Years' Explorations at Thebes (1912).

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