King Tut's tomb. After the Earl's death in 1923, his widow had to sell the collection to the Metropolitan Museum to pay the death duties. Carter commented that "a few unimportant items" remained at Highclere, and so they were packed away until being re-discovered by the family in 1987. Deemed not so unimportant after all, they are now exhibited in the cellars, along with items originally lent to The British Museum by the Carnarvons.
|Bronze statue of an ibis, Ptolemaic Period. The Ibis was sacred to the birth of the god Thoth, the god of the moon and patron deity of scribes and writing.|
|The classes mingle with ease as these favorite Downton cast members lark about while in New York City to promote the show's third season. All of them will be present and accounted for, thankfully, in Season 4.|
This enterprising actor cycles through a score of Downton characters in one take, capturing their voices and mannerisms brilliantly. Maybe he can sub when one of them takes sick leave.
|The music room at Highclere. The Canarvons have lived there since the early 17th century. Plenty of time to decorate with priceless treasures, including Napoleon's desk.|