Tutankhamun’s Tomb-Francesca 6C

15 04 2016
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Have you ever wondered how found the youngest Pharaoh’s tomb? Well, now you will find out. Lets take a journey into the past, about 3,000 years back when the Pharaoh Tutankhamun was crowned at the age of 7! He was made King at the age of 7 and was told that he had to chose a bride. The girl he chose was his sister! Sadly, King Tut died at the age of 18 and was buried in the Land of the Kings.

Howard Carter,who was a painter at the time, wanted to become an archaeologist and wanted to find lots of Kings tombs. The Kings tomb that he really wanted to find was Tutankhamun’s tomb. He wanted to find it so bad that he spent loads of money and kept searching for 20 years! Imagine digging for 20 years and not finding anything. However his luck was about to change. One day a waterboy was taking his break when he discovered a step leading into the ground. He told Howard and suddenly he found 15 other steps. He had soon uncovered all of the steps and broken into a very special room called the antechamber where all of the things the king would need for the after life were kept. Then he found a sealed door leading to the kings burial chamber. He had soon found the kings mummy, all of his treasure and his golden mask. Here is a website about Howard Carter.

http://www.biography.com/people/howard-carter-20683395                                                gold_mask_1336271015486


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