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History in November


King Tutankhamen

On November 4, 1922, British archaeologist, Howard Carter, discovered a step that would led to the tomb of King Tut in Luxor, Egypt.  It took several years to uncover the four rooms where thousands of artifacts where housed, including clothing, jewelry, weapons, and even a chariot.  The most important was the 3,000 year old body of a young king, who was preserved through mummification and laid to rest within 3 coffins encased in a stone sarcaphogus.  Although little is known for sure about King Tut, it is believed that he was born around 1341BC and died as a teenager at about 19 years old.   Evidence shows that he was trained in the military and was a good archer.   As ruler,  he achieved better diplomatic relations with Egypt's neighbors.  "Tutankhamun sought to restore the old order, in the hope that the gods would once again look favorably on Egypt." 

Explore the library's collection to learn more about King Tut and ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt (JDVD 932 ANC)

World history: Egypt (JDVD 932 WOR)

Bill Nye, the science guy: archaeology (JDVD 930 BIL)

Valley of the golden mummies (J932 HOL)

Mummies, pyramids and pharaohs: a book about ancient Egypt (J932 GIB)

Ms. Frizzle's acient Egypt (J932 COL)

Who was King Tut? (JB TUT)

You wouldn't want to be Tutankhamen! (J932 STE)



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