Google is today celebrating the 138th birthday of popular British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter, who is also popularly known as the discoverer of “Tomb of Tutankhamun”. Google has put up an innovative doodle portraying the Tomb of Tutankhamen and other ancient Egyptian structures on its homepage.
Howard Carter was born in London on May 9, 1874. In 1891, he moved to Egypt to help in excavation and recording of Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hasan. In 1892, he started to work in Armana, documenting remains of Akhenaten – the father of Tutankhamun. Carter was appointed the first chief inspector of the Egyptian Antiquities Service (EAS) in 1899. Carter supervised various excavations.
On 4 November 1922, Carter's excavation group found the steps leading to the tomb of 14th-century BC pharaoh Tutankhamun (subsequently designated KV62), by far the best preserved and most intact pharaonic tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings. To know more about Howard Carter, head on to the Wikipedia page.
Today's Google doodle features collection of archaeological structures including the mysterious Tomb of Tutankhamun. It also has Carter looking/supervising those structures. As per tradition, clicking on the doodle will direct you to a search result page on Howard Carter. Today's Google doodle is however a static one. The recent Google doodle, dedicated to Gideon Sundback, the inventor of zipper, had a zipper that ran through the middle of the Google logo. Of late Google has come up with various innovative doodles such as Gumby doodle and Lunar Eclipse doodle.
Check out the Howard Tutankhamen doodle below: