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EduHound Weekly (www.eduhound.com) offers information on great Web sites about King Tut this week.
More than 3000 years after his death, King Tutankhamen, the celebrated “boy-king”, became a cultural phenomenon in the US and around the world.
Last year, the Field Museum held a huge exhibition. Visit the site and see dazzling Egyptian treasures from the tombs of Tut and his royal relatives, many of which had never traveled outside Egypt.
The exhibition was twice the size of the original 1977 exhibition and contained stunning artifacts that portray the splendors of life and death in the 18th Dynasty, the era in which he and his family ruled. It was called “The Golden Age of the Pharaohs,” and produced some of Egypts most famous rulers and most exquisite works of art.
“Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs”, an exhibition developed by The British Museum, came to Chicago in a spectacular exhibit. Take a walk through “Highlights of the Exhibition.” http://www.fieldmuseum.org/tut/exhibition.asp
Other Web sites:
“Tutankhamen :: The Story of King Tut :: Educator’s Guide” ttp://www.kingtut.org/about_the_exhibition/the_story_of_king_tut/educators_guide
“Mysteries of Egypt: Tutankhamen” Looks at how the mysteries surrounding Tutankhamen’s life and death are gradually being solved. http://www.civilization.ca/civil/egypt/egtut01e.html
“Tut Technology” Students will explore what historical and recent research has revealed about King Tut in an effort to solve the mystery of how he died. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/17/g912/kingtut.html
“Unraveling the Mysteries of King Tutankhamen” Fun and informative site from the National Geographic offers vistors the opportunity to examine the body of King Tut through the use of CT scan imagery as well as explore the markings inside his tomb. http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/tut/mysteries/
“Tutankhamen of the 18th Dynasty” Contains a detailed introduction to the steps of the scientific method. http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/tut.htm
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