Wednesday, May 9, 2012

3 Famous Howard Carter Style Archaeologists In The Movie World

Today is the birthday of the famous archaeologist, Howard Carter who has successfully found Tutankhamun tomb. After his finding, the researches on Tutankhamun has received breakthrough which has led to the production of various Tutankhamun movies.

As a mysterious character for thousands of years, the location of Tutankhamun tomb had troubled one generation archaeologists after another. Howard Carter managed the tasks that his predecessors had tried for thousand years. Without a strong will and brave heart, Howard Carter couldn't have completed the mission.

Howard Carter has set a good example for all the archaeologists; therefore you can always trace the image of Howard Carter from those archaeologists in the movies. They can always complete those impossible with strong mind. This post will take you to have a view at 3 famous Howard Carter style archaeologists in the movie world.

1. Indiana Jones from Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark DVD

As an archaeologist in the movie world, Indiana Jones has been enjoying an unprecedented reputation. He gained his fame from Raiders of the Lost Ark, a movie directed by Steven Spielberg.The great success of this movie made it a milestone in the movie field.

Indiana Jones is actually something of James Bond alike in quality. He is humorous, brave, smart and knowledgeable man with strong curiosity. In Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones gets the mission to find The Ark of the Covenant. However, he needs to do it secretly without being noticed by the Nazi. Hence in the movie you can see how Jones manages this task with his knowledge while fooling the Nazi with his intelligence.

2. Rick O'Connell from The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

As the character in The Mummy saga, Rick O'Connell has gone through his adventure mainly in Egypt. However in this movie he will come to China to finish another hard task just as Howard Carter did.

Tutankhamun tomb and the tomb of the first emperor of Qin are regarded as two most mysterious tombs ever. Just like Tutankhamun tomb, it took archaeologists thousand years to find its location. In the movie, Rick needs to find the location of the emperor's tomb and he successes. To this extent, his achievement is no less great than Howard Carter. However, in the movie, his finding gives him many troubles instead of fame and reputation.

3. Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code DVD

Based on the famous novel with the same name, The Da Vinci Code tells us a story about how a Harvard symbologist named Robert Langdon is involved in a religious conflict and accidentally finds a shocking truth that can menace the foundation of Christianity.

Langdon is neither humorous nor quick in movement. However, he is more an image of an archaeologist like Howard Carter who is strong in will and professional in knowledge. When his life is threatened, Langdon decides to find the truth regardless of any difficulties. As he has no clue, he needs to find one with his professional knowledge. So can he win in the battle between him and the Christianity? You will know the answer via the movie.

So those are three famous Howard Carter style archaeologists in the movie world. If you are interested in any of them, you can know them with those three movies. Watch those DVDs with DVD player or convert them to mp4 files with DVD Ripper if you would like to watch them with The new iPad.

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