This Jackdaw traces the story of the excavation, illustrating Howard Carter’s work as an archaeologist and the enormous public interest in the discovery of the tomb. Through pictures — both full-color and black and white — drawings, and a hands-on model, it shows the treasures buried with the young pharaoh, and the fabulous golden shrine and coffins in which the mummy of Tutankhamun lay in its blackened bandages. A wealth of contemporary illustrations brings to life the ancient world in which the mysterious young pharaoh lived and died. Historian: Magnus Magnusson. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:
The Gift of the Nile
- Who was Tutankhamun?
- Burying a Pharaoh
- Finding the Tomb
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
The gold-plated back panel from Tutankhamun’s throne showing the young pharaoh with his wife — printed in full-color.
- Page from the News of the World, April 8, 1923, reporting the death in Egypt of Lord Carnarvon.
- Letter from Howard Carter from his Egyptian foreman.
- Two of the index cards prepared by Carter with notes and drawings of the items in the tomb.
- A colorful picture sheet showing some of the Tutankhamun treasures.
- The work of an archaeologist — a picture strip showing how Carter unpacked the tomb.
- The wall painting from the burial chamber — printed in color.
- A working model of the outer shrine printed in metallic colors and ready to build.
- A page — printed in color — from the papyrus of Ani relating to the Egyptians’ beliefs about death.
- The people of Egypt — a picture strip.