Happy King Tut Day!

close up of King Tut's sarcophagus

November 4th of each year is King Tut Day.  This is not his birthday.  It is the day Howard Carter, British archeologist, discovered King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922.  Since his tomb lay undisturbed for almost 3 thousand years.  Many treasures lay inside of his tomb.

Discovering TutankhamunIn the Valley of the KingsHoward and the MummyKing Tut's Tomb

King Tut started his rule at 9 or 10 years old.  His reign lasted only 10 years.  Since he died so young and unexpectedly, the small tomb he was buried in was not originally meant for him but for a high official.

100 Things to do in San Jose Before You DieCelebrate King Tut Day with a Field Trip

If you live in or near San Jose, California you can visit the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.  Visiting the museum is number 60 on the list of 100 Things to Do in San Jose before You Die by Susannah Greenwood.  You can see many ancient Egyptian artifacts and a replica of a tomb.


Library Resources on King Tut and Ancient Egypt

Learn about Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt RevealedEverything Ancient EgyptAncient EgyptHow Would You Survive as an Ancient Egyptian?

Learn about King Tutankhamen

King Tutankhamun: the Treasures of the TombThe Tomb of King TutankhamenTutankhamun - Tut, the Boy KingWho Wan King Tut?

Learn about the gods and goddesses of Egypt

The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient EgyptTreasury of Egyptian MythologyEgyptian Mythology

Music & Movies

You could dance to the song, "Walk like an Egyptian", by the Bangles and watch them perform a video version of their song on Youtube.

 We are the '80s: Bangles

You could watch movies featuring mummies. My personal favorites are The Mummy and The Mummy Returns starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz.  And of course, watch the classic cartoons of Scooby Doo and the Gang.

The MummyThe Mummy ReturnsScooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?Scooby-Doo! Favorite Frights

Learn how to write Egyptian hieroglyphics

Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete BeginnersEgyptian Hieroglyphics: How to Read and Write ThemIllustrated Hieroglyphics Handbook

Examine the art and treasures of ancient Egypt

Did you know that ancient Egyptian artists had to follow strict rules when portraying people because paintings have magic.  The art style is called frontalism.

The Art and Architecture of Ancient EgyptThe Art of Ancient EgyptTo Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn MuseumAncient Egyptian Art

King Tut's Death

How King Tut died is a mystery.  There are lots of theories.  Was it murder or an unfortunate accident or an infection?  One of my favorite fiction author, James Patterson, with Marti Dugard wrote a book about it called The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King.

The Murder of King Tut by James PattersonWho Killed King Tut?

And of course don't forget about the mummy curse.

King Tut's Final SecretsCurse of the Pharoahs

Happy King Tut Day!


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