One hundred years ago this month, the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings opened a window on ancient Egypt and its fascinating “boy king.” To mark the centennial anniversary of this historic moment, National Geographic has prepared a variety of engaging opportunities to teach and learn about Tut and his world. Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience Rewind the clock … Continue reading Tut at 100: Get to Know the “Boy King” and His Tomb
WORLD Archaeologists think 3,000-year-old statue could be legendary leader Ramses II. (Nat Geo News) Zoom in on Heliopolis and other ancient Egyptian locales with our gorgeous hi-res map! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have discovered the remains of an ancient Egyptian statue they think could depict one of history’s … Continue reading Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found in Cairo Suburb
SCIENCE Radar scans have revealed not only the presence of hidden rooms adjacent to the burial chamber of King Tut, but also unidentified objects that lie within these rooms. One theory: the tomb of Queen Nefertiti. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn more about the discovery of Tut’s tomb. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. … Continue reading Undiscovered Rooms in King Tut’s Tomb?
SCIENCE King Tut’s parents were brother-and-sister, he had a clubfoot, he suffered from genetic abnormalities, and he died when he was 19. Still, it was a pretty good life, and a truly spectacular afterlife. (The Independent) Learn how the world first found out about King Tut. Teachers: Scroll all the way down for a short list of key resources in our “Teachers’ Toolkit.” Three views … Continue reading New View of King Tut