[Surfnetkids: 14 Nov 2012] King Tut

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#1. November 14, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

As I was writing this week’s King Tut website reviews, I couldn’t help but think about Steve Martin’s hilarious song (have you seen it?) and my mother’s beautiful, but outrageous, King Tut necklace. Want to see them? Take a look at this old blog post on My Mother’s Jewelry Box blog: King Tut Necklace.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. King Tut

by Barbara J. Feldman

King Tut Printable (** for premium members only)

Tutankhamun, popularly known as King Tut, was a little-known Egyptian pharaoh who ruled from 1332 BC to 1323 BC. After centuries of obscurity, he became a popular pop culture icon when British archeologist, Howard Carter, discovered his well-preserved tomb in 1922. In recent years, artifacts from King Tut’s tomb have toured the world’s museums.

Discovery: King Tut Unwrapped
These eleven feature-length videos from the Discovery channel explore the modern DNA forensic techniques used to discover King Tut’s history. “It’s a thirty-three hundred year-old missing person’s case, and there aren’t many leads.” The videos reveal the discovery of Tutankhamun’s mother, father, and sister Ankhesenamun whom he married (as was the tradition of Ancient Egyptian ruling families.) “Inbreeding among the members of King Tut’s family may have led to congenital deformities including the young king’s club foot.”

King Tut
“The name King Tut has instant recognition in today’s world, however, prior to the discovery of his tomb in 1922 people were unfamiliar with this pharaoh. In fact, his name had been omitted from all of the lists of rulers the ancient Egyptians compiled.” This is the official website for the Tutankhamun exhibit in Seattle that runs until January 6, 2013. Even if you are not able to visit the real-life exhibit, you can still enjoy the educational parts of the site listed under “About King Tut.” There you’ll find illustrated articles about Howard Carter’s 1922 discovery, the mummification process, and a King Tut timeline.

King Tut One: Tutankhamun
“The curse of the mummy began when many terrible events occurred after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. Legend has it that anyone who dared to open the tomb would suffer the wrath of the mummy. ” Learn more about facts and legends surrounding the teenage pharaoh by jumping into articles such as The Curse of the Mummy, King Tut’s Treasures, and Who Was King Tut’s Mother? Be sure to click on the virtual tomb for multimedia look inside King Tut’s burial place.

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