The Tomb of King Tutankhamen

The Tomb of King Tutankhamen

by Michael Woods
     
 
A royal treasure buried for 3,000 years � On November 4, 1922, a British archaeologist named Howard Carter unearthed a buried staircase in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. At the bottom of the staircase was a door bearing the name Tutankhamen. That door led Carter to rooms filled with gold treasures and ancient statues. And deep in the tomb lay the mummy of a king,

Overview

A royal treasure buried for 3,000 years � On November 4, 1922, a British archaeologist named Howard Carter unearthed a buried staircase in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. At the bottom of the staircase was a door bearing the name Tutankhamen. That door led Carter to rooms filled with gold treasures and ancient statues. And deep in the tomb lay the mummy of a king, covered in jewels and sealed in a golden coffin. Carter's discovery was the first time someone had found the undisturbed burial chamber of an Egyptian ruler. That King Tutankhamen—who began his reign about 1334 B.C.—had died very young of unknown causes made the discovery even more intriguing. Soon Tut's tomb became famous around the world. People marveled at the gold treasures, the beautiful wall paintings, and the mysterious mummy. They grew fascinated by Egyptian history and culture. By unearthing this treasure from an ancient world, Carter helped people understand what a great civilization ancient Egypt had been.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822575061
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Series:
Unearthing Ancient Worlds Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Woods is a science and medical journalist in Washington, D. C., who has won many national writing awards. He and his wife, Mary B. Woods, write together. Their previous books include the eight-volume Ancient Technology series, as well as the Disasters Up Close titles. The Woodses have four children. When not writing, reading, or enjoying their two grandchildren, the Woodses travel to gather material for future books.

Mary B. Woods has been a librarian in the Fairfax County Public School System in Virginia and the Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona, Spain. She writes with her husband, Michael Woods. Their previous books include the eight-volume Ancient Technology series, as well as other Disasters Up Close titles. The Woodses have four children. When not writing, reading, or enjoying their two grandchildren, the Woodses travel to gather material for future books.

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