Howard Carter was born in 1874. He was a sickly child (this means he could get easily sick) and was sent to live with his aunts. His father was called Samuel Carter,he worked as a successful portrait artist. And his mother was called Joyce Carter. Samuel wanted Howard to be a painter like him. Howard didn't want to do this, he wanted adventure. Howard told his father that he wanted to work with an archaeologist in Egypt. With his father's help,he got the job that he wanted.