Tut was only nine years old when he
became Pharaoh. He was only 18 years old when he died. The people
did not have a lot of time to build Tut's tomb. Tut's tomb was very
small compared to the tombs of other pharaohs.
Because his tomb was
so small, it was overlooked for thousands of years.
In 1922, a British archaeologist
named Howard Carter entered King Tut's tomb. It was almost like
entering a time machine.
Robbers might have been there because a bag
of gold rings was found on the floor, as if dropped in haste. But
they did not take everything because Carter and his team found many
treasures inside the tomb including a solid gold mask of King Tut's
The artifacts in Tut's tomb told
archaeologists and scientists a great deal about ancient Egyptian
daily life. Many people all over the world became interested in
learning more about ancient Egypt because of the exciting discovery
of an ancient tomb full of treasure.
Stepmother Nefertiti, Father Akhenaton
Egypt - Tut Tut
Tomb Adventure (bbc)
- Beneath the Mask
Killed King Tut? Cast your Vote! (interactive)