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Earl who found King Tut - Eleanor Doughty

Travel | By Eleanor Doughty

Gold mask of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun (1341-1323 BC)

A hundred years after Lord Carnarvon found Tutankhamun’s dazzling tomb, Eleanor Doughty talks to his great-grandson

It must be peculiar to have one of the last century’s most remarkable events associated with your family. This is something George ‘Geordie’ Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon, knows a lot about. In recent years, the Carnarvons have been best known as the custodians of Highclere Castle, the Hampshire stately home at which Julian Fellowes’s ITV drama Downton Abbey was filmed. ...


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