King Tut Exhibition Photos

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Mystery of King Tut’s Death

King Tut died when he was 18 years old. He became king when he was 9 years old, so he only got to be king for nine years.

He was married at the time to his half-sister, Ankhesen, who was 22 when he died.

When examining King Tut’s mummy, Archaeologists found a hole in the back of the pharaoh’s head.

That is when they got the idea that the king did not die naturally. Perhaps he had been stabbed in the back of the head with a knife. Was he murdered?

Some historians believe that he was not killed but became ill when he fell of his chariot. He then died from his injuries later on.

This is the great mystery of King Tut’s death. We may never know the truth of how he died.

King Tut Exhibition in Dublin Announced

Now you can see the King for yourself.

He is coming to Dublin in the RDS on the 17th of February until July 2011. It is open daily from 10 am.

Go to this website to book tickets online.

http://www.kingtutdublin.ie

As some of the original artifacts have been damaged, the exhibits on show are exact replicas.

There is one thousand to see in a reconstruction of the original tomb.

For all those who love Egypt and history this is a must see.

I can’t wait myself.

 

 

 

Video Review: Ancient Egypt a Journey Back in Time

This was a fantastic video.

Here are the things that I learned:

  • The crops that the peasants grew were oats, barley, millet and beans.
  • They would hunt wild birds such as widgeon pintail, wild geese and ducks.
  • The Nile River provided a lot of food for the peasantry.
  • They ate wheat bread, beans, onions and green vegetables.
  • The word hieroglyphic comes from the Greek language and means sacred signs.
  • The earliest pyramid built around 2630 BC was the step pyramid of the Pharaoh King Djoser at Saqqara.
  • One thousand workers were employed to build the Cheops pyramid at Giza. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • 2.5 million limestone blocks were used in its construction each weighing about 2.5 million tonnes.
  • The great sphinx has the body of a lion and a human head with an Egyptian head dress. For the Egyptians it represents the ffather of the Sun Disk Aten.
  • Tutankhamun’s coffin was made of two layers of wood, one made from stone, and one completely made out of gold.
  • Pharaoh Rameses had over 100 sons and did not bother to count his daughters.
  • When they were burying the kings their skulls were washed with wine and their hearts remained in their bodies.

Reviewed and reported by Caoimhe.

Video Review: Wonders of Ancient Egypt

This video had loads of facts. It wasn’t the best thing I have seen about Egypt but it is pretty good.

Some things I learned

  • When making a mummy. They would remove the brain one bit at a time. They broke a bone in the nose and used a hook to get little bits of the brain and take them out through the nose.
  • They performed a spell that they believed would change the person into a God before and after making the mummy.
  • The top block of the pyramid represents the pharaoh
  • The three pyramids are named after three pharaohs. Khufu or Cheops is the largest, then Khafre and then finally the pyramid of Menkaure.
  • The design of the pyramids was very precise. It was a gigantic creation but all of the Egyptian workers worked and worked until the job was done.
  • There are 2.3 million stones in the biggest pyramid.
  • The Queen’s room in the largest pyramid was never finished in time.
  • Tomb robbers broke into the king’s coffin in the biggest pyramid and the body was ripped and harmed.

King Tut

King Tut was only 18 years old when he died. He had only been king for nine years. He was 9 when he started being king.

ancient Egypt

The valley of  kings is very popular with visitors to Egypt.

You may know of  the sphinx which is very famous for its combination of lion and man.

People believe it was built for a ruler.

Egypt is known for its many artifacts.

In 1922 Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb. It was full of gold things. The mask of King Tut is in a museum in London.

Recently a tomb was discovered a few feet away from the entrance that they now think belonged to his mother Nefertiti.

His father was Ahkenaten.

King Tut had six sisters.

One of them was Ankhesanamum.

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog.

This blog is about the following: ancient Egypt, fossils in Ireland, geology (rocks and stones) and other artifacts.

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Caoimhe