Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm putting together another Squidoo lens, this time bringing together some of the old photographs of the Valley of the Kings and the clearance of Tutankhamun's tomb.  I'll promote it here when I am happy with it.

In the meantime though, I found a recording on Amazon which I have never heard before of Howard Carter himself speaking of opening the tomb.  I've never heard this before - I didn't even realise it existed! There is a preview of the first bit.  Sadly it will cost you the usual MP3 download fee if you wish to hear it all, but MP3 downloads are only pennies.  I'll keep looking and see if there is a free version of it anywhere.  But if you are interested in the history of the Valley of the Kings


Vincent said...


Being located in Australia I rarely use Amazon. But only this morning I went there to buy an album in MP3 format thinking that surely there would be no restrictions on purchasing MP3s due to the delivery mechanism of the WORLD wide web.

Alas, no. It turns out that for some odd reason MP3 downloads from Amazon are available only to US customers located in the 48 contiguous states, Alaska, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia.


So this download of Howard Carter will only be accessible to your American readers.

Ben Morales-Correa said...

U.S.A only MP3 download restrictions has more to do with copyright than web technology issues.

I was able to listen to the Howard Carter preview.

Vincent said...

Copyright? No, I don't think so. This is true of all MP3s sold on Amazon, not just American artists.


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