King Tutankhamen The Great Discovery Rachel Andrew 6 Oct 1922 Breaking News Howard Carter discovered King Tutankhamen’s (King Tut’s) Tomb only yesterday! Robbers had entered his tomb, how do we know? The robbers had dropped a bag of gold rings on the old dusty floor! So far we have to guess what else they could have taken! There was a solid gold mask found covering the head and shoulders of King Tut’s Mummy. King Tut came face to face with death only at 18 years old! Drawings and pictures helped us know about his daily life. And guess this they believed in the afterlife, he was buried with his treasures to go to the afterlife. The Brief Life of King Tut King Tut met death by malaria. King Tut was only 9 years old when he first became the Pharoah. He ruled for 10 years, and was one of the best known Pharoahs. Since he had a sudden death the people could only make a small tomb for him. Tutankhaman was from the 18th Dynasty. His death mask was made of gold, semi – precious stones and coloured glass paint. King Tut ruled upper and lower Egypt. Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s Tomb in 1922. The tomb was in good condition. It looked like the robbers had dropped the bag of gold rings in haste. As he was so young most of the decision making was made by two senior figures. The most likely cause of death was a blow to the back of the head or a broken leg which then became infected. He was really called Tutankhaten. His mother was called Nerfertiti. King Tut’s death mask The Pharoah’s curse! Howard Carter’s discovery came from Lord Carnovon. A few weeks after the official opening of King Tut’s burial chamber, Carnovon died from an infected mosquito bite on his cheek. When they lifted King Tut’s death mask, he had the exact same mosquito bite in the same place on his cheek as Carnovon. At the same time of Carnovon’s death, the lights in Cairo went out, and back at home Carnovon’s dog howled and dropped dead. What was also quite spooky was that Howard Carter’s pet Canery was eaten by a snake on the opening of the tomb. A number of people involved in King Tut’s tomb also died shortly afterwards. Well I guess that is the end of King Tut and The Great Discovery!