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The Search for Tutankhamon 1. Howard Carter was the English archaeologist who found Tut’s tomb. 2. Tut ruled Egypt for 9 years. 3. Lord Carnarvon provided.

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1 The Search for Tutankhamon 1. Howard Carter was the English archaeologist who found Tut’s tomb. 2. Tut ruled Egypt for 9 years. 3. Lord Carnarvon provided the money so that Tut’s tomb could be found. 4. A white step in the desert was the first clue that led to the tomb. 5. Tut’s tomb was located in the Valley of the Kings. 6. Grave robbers had been in Tut’s tomb because artifacts had been tossed around.

2 The Search for Tutankhamon 7. Archaeology is the study of people and artifacts from the past. 8. There were four rooms in Tut’s tomb. 9. The Antechamber had the most treasure. 10. It answered many questions, and raised many more questions. Treasures of the Tomb 1. 5,000 artifacts were found in the tomb

3 The Search for Tutankhamon 2. Objects found in the tomb Box of underwear Containers of honey wine and spices Seeds to plant a garden Food A board game called senet The death mask 3 coffins Miniature canoe Other model boats Jars of fragrant ointment

4 The Search for Tutankhamon ounces in a pound, gold worth $800 an ounce Death mask worth $281,600 Coffins worth $3,136,000 Curse of the Mummy 1. The inscription never existed 2. The Curse Carter’s pet canary eaten by a cobra Snakes eat birds

5 The Search for Tutankhamon When Carnarvon died in Egypt, his dog in London died and the lights went out in Cairo. What makes electricity go out? Reasons a dog could die. Carnarvon and Tut had insect bites on their cheeks. Mosquito bites, malaria, yellow fever Carnarvon hid artifacts from the tomb in his home, fear of the curse. Fear of the authorities (Police) Stealing?

6 The Search for Tutankhamon Carter’s assistant died before the tomb was emptied So what, do people died unexpectedly? The wife of another archaeologist apparently in good health suddenly died. Do people die unexpectedly? 3. Tut died from a blow to the head. A scar on his skull Tut’s advisors and priest were jealous of his power

7 The Search for Tutankhamon 4. Because they believed in life after death and you would need your body in the next life. It took about 70 days So they would not rot the body from the inside out. Mummy Facts 1. They mummified pets and other animals that were important to the gods. 2. Shabtis were little dolls that were put in the tombs to do the farm work in the after life.

8 The Search for Tutankhamon 3. Radar and sonar are the two new technologies used to search for underground tombs. 4. Grave robbers broke into the tombs for the gold and jewels. 5. While search for Tut’s tomb, archaeologist for bones. Human remains? No, probably leftovers from a funereal feast.


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