Presentation on theme: "King Tutankhamen (Tut) began his rule at age 9 and ruled Egypt for 10 years His rule was known for reversing the religious reforms of his father, Pharaoh."— Presentation transcript:
King Tutankhamen (Tut) began his rule at age 9 and ruled Egypt for 10 years His rule was known for reversing the religious reforms of his father, Pharaoh Akhenaten. He was physically frail and ill. These factors led to his death at the age of 19 (around 1324 BC)
After he died, Tutankhamen was mummified according to the Egyptian religious tradition Due his tomb’s small size, it is hypothesized that his death was unexpected. King Tut’s reign as Pharaoh was overlooked due to his father’s radical ideas. Over time, King Tut was completely forgotten ……until 1922
Funded by Lord Carnarvon, Howard Carter’s excavation team discovered King Tut’s tomb on November 6, 1922 in the Valley of the Kings The burial chamber was first entered on February 16, 1923 What they found made history…
King Tut’s tomb was virtually untouched, making the it most well preserved tomb ever discovered. Inside the burial chamber, they found the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun.
It is recorded that during the 1920's, more than two dozen of the archaeologists died shortly after entering King Tut's tomb. Howard Carter's pet canary was killed by a cobra right after discovering King Tut's tomb.
Around the Spring of 1923, Lord Carnarvon was bitten by a mosquito on the cheek. When shaving, he cut the mosquito bite. It got infected and then Lord Carnarvon died. At that exact moment of Lord Carnarvon’s death, all the lights in the city of Cairo mysteriously went out. Also, at the exact moment in England, Lord Carnarvon’s dog let out a howl and dropped dead.
Much research has gone into the life and death of Tutankhamun. His tomb, artifacts, and burial mask are some of the most popular attractions in Egypt