An entirely new perspective on one of history’s most fascinating subjects—not just what was inside King Tutankhamun’s famous tomb, but the amazing journey of the remarkable man who discovered it There is no more famous moment in all of archaeology than the opening of King Tut’s tomb by Howard Carter. But the real story lies in who Carter was and what it took him to get there. Egypt was like the Wild West in the early days of the twentieth century. Millionaire patrons with little knowledge or experience funded enormous digs by eccentric and often unscrupulous archaeologists. Carter, an artist with little education and no sophistication, traveled to Egypt as a seventeen-year-old with an uncertain future. His patron, Lord Carnarvon, originally came to Egypt to restore his shattered health. The two men would make history—but only after seven years of backbreaking work with absolutely no results to show for it. They were considered the laughingstocks of Middle Egypt until fame overtook them both. Only two months later Carnarvon was dead (a victim of the tomb’s curse, men said) and Carter was discredited, bitter, and broken. Archaeology would never be the same.
The discovery of Tutankhamun's treasure-filled tomb is one of the greatest events in modern archeology. It is also a story so filled with intrigues, accusations, international imbroglios, and lasting scandals that it forever altered the way archaeological expeditions were organized and conducted. Hoving's Tutankhamun focuses on Howard Carter, the archaeologist who persisted for six years in his search in the Valley of the Kings for Tutankhamun's tomb. Other major figures in the discovery include: Carter's patron Lord Carnarvon, who died shortly after entering the tomb, thus kindling rumors of a curse; Carter's rival Pierre Lacau, a French Jesuit who headed the Antiquities Service in Cairo and did everything he could to ruin Carter and deny his claim; the Egyptian authorities determined to keep the artifacts of their national heritage in their country; and Arthur Weigall and other Egyptologists who felt slighted by Carter's refusal to admit experts anywhere near his discovery.
Describes the discovery of the tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamun and what it revealed about everyday life in his time.
Studies one of the mummies at the British Museum--Hornedjitef, high priest of Amun at Thebes during the Ptolemaic period--and provides information about Egyptian culture in his day and earlier.
Offers a digitally printed version of the work by Howard Carter detailing his discovery and excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings.
Another engaging book from International Reading Association and Children's Book Council "Children's Choices" award-winning author, Ken Derby During Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty, the Valley of the Kings was used as a royal graveyard. Over the next 3000 years, all but three tombs were discovered in that hot, barren valley. By the early 1900s, most archaeologists believed the three missing royal burial sites were located somewhere else. One of those tombs belonged to Tutankhamun, Egypt's boy king. However, Howard Carter, an archeologist, and George Herbert, a classic English aristocrat, believed differently. The two met for the first time in 1909 and discovered that they had something in common: a strong desire to find the location of Tutankhamun's tomb. They formed an alliance and set their sights on this seemingly unattainable goal. With imagined dialogue, Ken Derby reveals the true-life adventure story of Howard Carter, his discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb, his attempts to unravel the mysteries surrounding this ancient Egyptian child king, and the puzzling "curses" that seemed to follow many involved with the tomb's discovery.
Egyptian archeologist, Dr. Khalid Saad discovers a hidden chamber in the right paw of the Great Spinx using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). He invites his life-long friend, American archeologist, Dr Cliff Post to join him on the expedition to open the hidden chamber. Cliff eagerly agrees. Before they can open the chamber, they must obtain a digging permit from the Supreme Council on Antiquities. To obtain the permit, Cliff and Khalid must contend with Dr. Hosnee Sadat who wants to open the chamber himself and to bar all westerners from the expedition. When the chamber is opened, they discover an ancient supercomputer composed of 13 crystal skulls. After the computer is discovered, Drs. Post and Saad are followed, spied on and kidnapped. The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx has a great deal of factually based information on ancient Egypt which is rolled into a fun mystery/adventure. Learn the fate of Drs. Post, Saad and Sadat.
This book captures the painstaking, step-by-step process of excavation, and the wonders of the treasure-filled inner chamber. 106 on-the-spot photographs depict the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous cataloging of the treasures.
Recounts the dramatic story of the race between Napoleon and linguist Jean-Francois Champollion to break the code of the Rosetta Stone, from its discovery and the early efforts to secure it, to the impact the stone had on the lives of everyone who encountered it. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 14,000 first printing.
Discover the Secrets behind King Tut, the World Renowned Pharaoh Mummy of Ancient Egypt UPDATE: THIRD EDITION - WITH MORE ADDED CONTENT!! King Tutankhamun is a 18th dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh. His claim to fame was his nearly intact tomb that was discovered by Howard Carter and George Herbert. King Tut is a famous symbol of the powers of ancient Egypt. In this book, we will explore who King Tut really is before his tomb discovery in 1922. We will find out the secrets of how he became Pharaoh, his life as a leader of Egypt, and the mysteries of his death. This book will show you King Tut as you've never seen him before. Here's a Preview of What You Will Learn * The expedition in the Valley of the Kings * The discoveries in the tomb * The secrets of his iconic mask and mummy * King Tut's contribution as a Pharaoh * The reason behind King Tut's death * Theories on his death and burial * and much much more! DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY TODAY
Develop students' critical-thinking skills through analysis of issues from different perspectives. Students make comparisons, draw analogies, and apply knowledge. Document-based assessment includes background information and key questions.
Take students beyond textbook history to explore various people and events from ancient Egypt through the 20th Century using primary sources. Students will develop critical-thinking and essay writing skills as they analyze the various documents including photographs, posters, letters, maps, and more. Multiple social studies topics are included for grades K-3, 4-8, and 9-12. A Teacher Resource CD is also included. This resource is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and supports the Common Core State Standards. 344pp.
Explores the scientific, historical, and cultural facts behind the Indiana Jones movies, discussing real-life archeologists and their adventures, the uses of bullwhips, and the connection between Nazis and the occult.
Was Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor based on Aleister Crowley? Can Captain Marvel be linked to the Sun gods on antiquity? In Our Gods Wear Spandex, Christopher Knowles answers these questions and brings to light many other intriguing links between superheroes and the enchanted world of estoerica. Occult students and comic-book fans alike will discover countless fascinating connections, from little known facts such as that DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz started his career as H.P. Lovecraft's agent, to the tantalizingly extensive influence of Madame Blavatsky's Theosophy on the birth of comics, to the mystic roots of Superman. The book also traces the rise of the comic superheroes and how they relate to several cultural trends in the late 19th century, specifically the occult explosion in Western Europe and America. Knowles reveals the four basic superhero archetypes--the Messiah, the Golem, the Amazon, and the Brotherhood--and shows how the occult Bohemian underground of the early 20th century provided the inspiration for the modern comic book hero. With the popularity of occult comics writers like Invisibles creator Grant Morrison and V for Vendetta creator Alan Moore, the vast ComiCon audience is poised for someone to seriously introduce them to the esoteric mysteries. Chris Knowles is doing just that in this epic book. Chapters include Ancient of Days, Ascended Masters, God and Gangsters, Mad Scientists and Modern Sorcerers, and many more. From the ghettos of Prague to the halls of Valhalla to the Fortress of Solitude and the aisles of BEA and ComiCon, this is the first book to show the inextricable link between superheroes and the enchanted world of esoterica. * Chris Knowles is associate editor and columnist for the five-time Eisner Award-winning Comic Book Artist magazine, as well as a pop culture writer for UK magazine Classic Rock. * Knowles worked with Robert Smigel on The X Presidents graphic novel, based on the popular Saturday Night Live cartoon, and has created designs and artwork for many of the world's top superheroes and fantasy characters. * Features the art of Joe Linsner, creator of the legendary Dawn series, and more recently a collaborator with comics maestro Stan Lee.
With Using Graphic Organizers, students can practice analyzing nonfiction texts by using visual symbols to represent ideas and concepts, as well as learn to engage in information processing and higher-order thinking skills. Each lesson contains a blank organizer and a completed organizer with sample answers provided. Topics include he great Mayan mystery, Alexander the Great, earthquakes, and more. The book also provides differentiated instruction strategies and an interactive CD that allows organizers to be completed on a classroom whiteboard, computer projection device, or desktop computer. Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.
No archaeologist in history had ever seen an intact burial of an Egyptian pharaoh. Now Howard Carter and his team were about to open the innermost coffin of Tutankhamun. Volume II of this historical and exciting series covers the dismantling of the enormous golden shrines around Tutankhamun's sarcophagus, the opening of the sarcophagus, the mystery of the immense weight of the king's coffins, and the magical day when they became the first people to gaze on the boy king's face after more than 3,000 years. Remember to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover image in the upper left of this page. Buy this book today and you'll read it again and again. With his typical sensitive yet scientific prose, Carter draws you into this real-life story of adventure and hidden treasure. His collaborators have added sections on the objects and chemistry of the tomb, as well as Dr. Derry's examination of the mummy. Published for the first time for Kindle, Carter's 1927 Volume II follows the recent Kindle publication of Volume I. Both volumes have been meticulously edited with a modern Introduction and footnotes. Dive into the adventure. You'll read it again and again. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.
Presents short profiles of famous men throughout history, from King Tut to Crazy Horse to Stan Lee to Shaun White.
In this illuminating account of the life and death of Tutankhamun, Paul Doherty tells the story of bloody intrigue behind the iconic mask. More than 3000 years after his death, the entire civilized world is familiar with the face and burial site of one young Egyptian ruler. It is assumed he died of natural causes, a sad but unavoidable fate. But is there a hidden story? Was Tutankhamun secretly assassinated by the powerful cartel that ran the court and the country? What exactly was the role of the powerful first minister, Ay? Could he have murdered his young charge in order to wear the imperial crown himself?
Drawing on Jungian psychology to show why Egypt has been so important in the history of Western civilisation, Michael Rice explains the majesty and enduring appeal of Egyptian civilization. Jung claimed that there exist certain psychological drives dormant in our shared unconscious: these are the archetypes. From the omnipotent god to the idea of the nation state, the formulation of most of these archetypes is owed to ancient Egypt. Michael Rice sets out to recover the sense of wonder that the Egyptians themselves felt as they contemplated the world in which they lived, and the way they expressed that wonder in the religion, art and literature. He traces the story of Egyptian civilization from its emergence in the third millennium BC to its transformation following the Macedonian conquest in 30 BC.