|Barbra Resnick, a social worker from Altamonte Springs, FL
||Zlatan Hodzic, a research lab manager from San Jose, CA
||Pranjal Vachaspati, a PhD student from Shaker Heights, OH (6-day total: $137,088)
Final Jeopardy! category: 20TH CENTURY ENGLISH NOBILITY
Final Jeopardy! clue: In Africa on Nov. 26, 1922, he anxiously asked Howard Carter, “Can you see anything?”
Who is Lord Carnarvon?
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Lord Carnarvon hired archaeologist Howard Carter to supervise the excavations in the Valley of the Kings. Work began in 1914, was interrupted by World War I, and by 1922 Carnavon had begun to grow restless. Had nothing been found by Carter that digging season, the project would have concluded.
However, on November 4, the excavation group found steps that were hoped to lead to the tomb of King Tutankhamun. On November 26, with Carnarvon and his family present, Carter opened the tomb. The famous Carnarvon question of “Can you see anything?” was met with the equally famous reply of “Yes, wonderful things!”
The tomb, subsequently designated KV62, is now world-renowned for its the valuables it contained. Due to Carter’s recording techniques, the tomb amazingly took eight years to catalog and empty.
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