Carter and his financial backer Lord Carnarvon receive a licence from the Egyptian Antiquities Service to dig in the Valley of the Kings but the outbreak of World War I prevents immediate excavations. backer soutien (financier), sponsor / licence autorisation / to dig, dug, dug creuser / outbreak début / to prevent empêcher.
November 4: A young water boy accidentally stumbles upon a stone that turns out to be the top of a flight of stairs cut into bedrock. Howard Carter and his crew investigate further: when the top of the flight of stairs is partially dug out, a mud plaster doorway and a secret chamber is found. water boy porteur d’eau / to stumble upon sth tomber sur qqch./qqn par hasard / to turn out to be s’avérer / flight of stairs escalier / bedrock roche / crew équipe / mud plaster enduit de terre.
December: The press go into a frenzy over the discovery of the tomb, disturbing the work being conducted there. frenzy frénésie; ici, to go into a frenzy s’enflammer / to disturb perturber / to conduct mener.
November 27: Carter, Carnarvon and Lady Evelyn Herbert explore the Antechamber and Annexe. They find a sealed door to another chamber. to seal sceller.
November 26: Carter makes the famous “tiny breach in the top left hand corner” of the tomb doorway accompanied by Lord Carnarvon and his daughter Lady Evelyn Herbert. They discover a huge collection of gold and ebony treasures. Carter spent a decade cataloguing almost 5000 objects before they were moved to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. tiny tout petit / decade décennie.