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Code Name:  King Tut
 

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Question

Why is King Tut so crucial to our modern understanding of the Ancient Egyptians?

 

 Mission Instructions

 We have gotten a huge break in this case and we believe that we are closer than ever to locating King Tut's tomb. When the time is right we will ask you to lead a special team to infiltrate the tomb. To prepare for this mission you must learn more about the circumstances surrounding the death of King Tut. Start with the information below and then access your computer and the books we sent with you to learn more about the death of King Tut. Report back to us when you have acquired this information.

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Background Information

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Can you imagine becoming the President of the United States when you turned ten years old. In Ancient Egypt, something similar happened to a boy called Tutankhamen. When he was ten years old, he became Pharaoh (King) of Egypt. That's right, at ten years of age he was the ruler of one the most powerful dynasties that our world has ever known. 

King Tut ruled Ancient Egypt for close to eleven years. At the age of twenty-one he died. Some of our findings lead us to believe that the death of King Tut was no accident. He may have been murdered! If King Tut was only ruler for around eleven years why do we know so much about him? The answer is simple. His tomb was so well hidden that it was not found until 3000 years later. It had never been ransacked and looted from (like many of the other great tombs) so his treasures were there and many were in great shape. 

You will be one of the first to enter his secret tomb. We want you to be prepared for anything that you may find so it is crucial to determine if King Tut was murdered or Died of Natural causes. Today, you can view his treasures first hand at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt or you can look at the links below, search the Internet, read books, and speak to an expert. 

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King Tut Offline Resources

Here are a few books on Daily life in Ancient Egypt.  For a full listing check out our Ancient Egyptian Annotated Bibliography.

Allan, Tony. Pharaohs and Pyramids (Usborne Time Traveler). 1998
Defrates, Joanna. What Do We Know about the Egyptians? Bedrick Books, NY. 1997 
Donnelly, Judy. Tutís Mummy Lost...and Found (A Step 3 Book). 1988
MacDonald, Fiona. The World in the Time of Tutankhamen. Dillon Press, NJ. 1997
Sabuda, Robert. Tutankhamen's Gift. Aladdin, New York. 1997

 

King Tut (An Egyptian Pharaoh) 

King Tut
Listen to a Talk about King Tut
The Royal Mummy
Inside King Tut's Tomb
King Tuts Coffin
Museum Tour
Archeology Images of King Tut
King Tut-Ankh-Amun
Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun's Recreated Tomb
At the Tomb of Tutankhamun
King Tut
Howard Carter and the Curse of the Mummy
Howard Carter's Journey into the Tomb
Who Killed King Tut?
The Life of King Tut
King Tutankhamen

 

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King Tut Activity

Operation King Tut

We are very close to uncovering the secret hiding spot of King Tut's burial tomb. To prepare yourself for your journey into King Tut's tomb you must find out as much as you can about King Tut. We propose that you do some initial exploration to learn a little about King Tut. We will the ask you to pose a question about King Tut that you are interested in finding an answer to. For example, "How did king tut die?", "Hold old was King Tut when he became King?", "Who did King Tut marry?"Ö You will then need to conduct a detailed investigation to find answers to your question. We ask that you fill out our "Secret Paper Template" to record your findings. You will need to answer your question and provide evidence to support your finding. Make sure that you record where you found your information (your sources.) Once you have filled out the "Secret Paper Template" we ask that you send your findings to homebase by e-mail attachment to homebase@iwebquest.com. We will compile you "Secret Documents" for other Secret Agents to learn about King Tut.


Other Suggested Activities:

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Revisit the Question

Why is King Tut so crucial to our modern understanding of the Ancient Egyptians?

 

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Created: June 24, 1998
Updated: June 27, 2003

 

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