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#howard carter

A young Egyptian boy passes by his father’s bazaar in el-Sayeda Zeinab. The past is within reach, a handful of intricate pharaoh busts away—but the stern features of Hatshepsut and the round face of Ramses II do not appeal to him. It’s the famed and unfortunate boy king that he gravitates towards; picks up a small replica sarcophagus and eyes the flaking acrylic it is painted with. Three millennia after his rule over the New Kingdom, Tutankhamun has never seemed…