Who Was King Tut? by Roberta EdwardsEver since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds.
This Who Was . . . ? is complete with 100 black-and white illustrations and explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb’s discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.
Ten Facts about Tutankhamun
King Tut was nicknamed the Boy King because he began his reign when he was only nine years old! Tutankhamun died when he was only 18 , and his body was mummified, which is how the ancient Egyptians preserved their dead. Great for teachers, homeschoolers and parents alike! His golden coffin was buried in a tomb in the Valley Of The Kings pictured below , surrounded by 5, priceless treasures. These treasures included a golden throne, crown and cobra, pottery and big chests like the one pictured here…. These had paintings of his enemies on the soles — so everywhere the king went, he trampled all over his foes!
30 Bizarre And Interesting Facts About King Tut
All rights reserved. When he ascended the throne at the age of nine, the country was still in chaos from the decision made by his late father, Akhenaten, to switch Egypt from its polytheistic religion to a monotheistic one. Howard Carter discovered King Tut's tomb in Was he a victim of malaria? Or gangrene from a broken leg? Run over by a chariot?
The Egyptian way of burying their dead and preserving their memories, have been fascinating kids since times immemorial. Who would not know about the mummies or the pyramids that are a famous tourist destination in that country. Tutankhamun or King Tut is one of the most famous Egyptian Pharaohs, probably because his tomb was discovered by archaeologists. Since then, his remains have held people across the world in awe over the mystery surrounding his life and death. Before the spectacular discovery of his intact tomb in November , Tutankhamun was a little-known figure. We, at Mom Junction, know that kids love reading facts about Ancient Egypt. Have a look at them below:.