You might find this interesting:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Car ... haeologist
Carter's biggest enemy in the excavation of Tut's tomb was his own ego. He was positive that only he knew the correct procedure for excavating "his" tomb. When Egyptian authorities wanted more control of the excavation, he padlocked the entrance in a snit!
But, basically, he did an out-standing job of excavation, taking several years to complete emptying the tomb. He made sure thqat each and every piece was photographed in situ before it was removed, restoration and preservation carefully carried out.
That said, his treatment of the mummy was, IMO, merely a search for gold. The mummy was almost destroyed. In fact, even though it looks almost complete, it is in fact in pieces.
I think, that considering the excavation techniques at the time, Carter's work was a classic example of how to do it correctly!