Today in History: Howard Carter Opens King Tut’s Burial Chamber

Today (February 16) in 1923, English archaeologist Howard Carter opened the burial chamber of Egypt’s now-famous King Tutankhamen, popularly known as King Tut, in Thebes, Egypt.

Tut lived around 1400 BC and died while still a teenager. Even with such a short time as ruler, as a pharaoh — considered by his people to be a god — Tut was buried with an impressive cache of treasures, which has been on display all around the world and now resides permanently in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

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King Tut, Mummies, and Ancient Egypt



  • Tut\'s Mummy Lost…And Found (Paperback)

    Tut's Mummy Lost…And Found (Paperback)

    $2.59

    "Hidden treasure, secret tombs, a mummy! Here is the exciting story of King Tut—an Egyptian boy-king who died more than three thousand years ago. Who found Tut's mummy and the secret treasure? Find out in this fun-to-read story." — Random House, Publisher

  • Lost Civilizations: Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs (Hardback)

    Lost Civilizations: Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs (Hardback)

    $4.39

    Fundraiser Item

    Explore the world of Ancient Egypt, using the finds of archaeologists and other scientists that bring this ancient civilization's people and culture vividly to life.

  • Mummies Made in Egypt (Paperback)

    Mummies Made in Egypt (Paperback)

    $6.69

    "The art is stunning, the text uncompromisingly informative and clear." — The New York Times

  • Treasures of the British Museum (Hardback)

    Treasures of the British Museum (Hardback)

    $6.99

    "Lavishly illustrated with 135 colour and 150 black and white photographs, this is both a valuable record of a unique institution and a fascinating keepsake for visitors." — From the dust jacket

  • The Age of God-Kings: TimeFrame 3000-1500 BC (Hardcover)

    The Age of God-Kings: TimeFrame 3000-1500 BC (Hardcover)

    $4.99

    "What had happened in this land that the Greeks later called Mesopotamia, meaning "between the rivers," was the most crucial event in human history: the birth of civilization." — The Editors of Time-Life Books

  • The Usborne Time Traveler (Hardback)

    The Usborne Time Traveler (Hardback)

    $17.96

    "Put on your magic time-travel helmet and you'll be whisked back through the ages." — Usborne Publishing, Publisher

  • The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

    The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

    $9.98

    "This atlas traces [ancient Egypt's] turbulent history and remarkable cultural development, from the founding of Memphis around 5000 B.C., through the territorial expansion and flourishing trade of the 'age of empire', to Greek domination and ultimate collapse." — Penguin Books, Publisher

  • What Life Was Like (Paperback)

    What Life Was Like (Paperback)

    $7.99

    "Atmospheric illustrations, strong photographs, and lively text engage young readers and encourage them to discover the world around them." — Time Life Books, Publisher

  • The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

    The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

    $4.59

    "One of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling children's book series ever published." — The New York Times

  • Pyramid (Paperback)

    Pyramid (Paperback)

    $3.99

    "Riveting, entertaining and instructive ... Will undoubtedly find favor among young and old." — Publishers Weekly

  • The Usborne Illustrated World History: Early Civilization (Paperback)

    The Usborne Illustrated World History: Early Civilization (Paperback)

    $7.95

    "This book concentrates on the world's first civilizations which grew up in Egypt and the Middle East in about 3000 B.C. It also takes a brief look at the earliest cultures of India and China, which developed soon afterwards." — Jane Chisholm and Anne Millard, Authors

  • The Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

    The Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

    $4.48

    "This book is intended to be a tool, a possible model for you to use and adapt as you see fit. You will know what suggestions will work best for the students you teach. I hope you will find it useful." — Cyndy Shearer, Author

  • The Memoirs of Cleopatra (Hardback)

    The Memoirs of Cleopatra (Hardback)

    $5.99

    "George delivers...the best kind of historical novel, one the reader can't wait to get lost in." — San Francisco Chronicle

  • Kids Discover Magazine: 7 Wonders (Paperback) [Ex-Library]

    Kids Discover Magazine: 7 Wonders (Paperback) [Ex-Library]

    $0.99

    Fundraiser Item

    "The first reference to the idea of seven wonders comes from Herodotus in the fifth century B.C. His list included the pyramids and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, among other sites." — from "The Wondrous" (page 2)

  • Discoveries: Ancient Egypt (Softcover)

    Discoveries: Ancient Egypt (Softcover)

    $3.95

    "The civilisation we call ancient Egypt started about 5,000 years ago, when the rule of the pharaohs began. They made Egypt a rich and powerful nation, admired throughout the ancient world." — From "Power of the Pharaohs" (page 8)

  • Cradles of Civilization: Egypt: Ancient Culture, Modern Land (Hardback)

    Cradles of Civilization: Egypt: Ancient Culture, Modern Land (Hardback)

    $9.75

    Fundraiser Item

    "In addition to who, what, and when, this book tries to explain why." — From "Introduction" (page 9)

  • TimeFrame 3000-1500 BC - The Age of God-Kings (Hardcover)

    TimeFrame 3000-1500 BC - The Age of God-Kings (Hardcover)

    $5.39

    Fundraiser Item

    This volume in the TimeFrame series features: The Kingdom on the Nile ~ The Ziggurats of Ur ~ Master Builders in the Indus Valley ~ Lords of the Labyrinth ~ Yellow River Dynasties ~ The Sacred Magaliths

  • TimeFrame 1500-600 BC - Barbarian Tides (Hardcover)

    TimeFrame 1500-600 BC - Barbarian Tides (Hardcover)

    $5.39

    Fundraiser Item

    This volume in the TimeFrame series features: The Aggressive Empires ~ Egypt's Golden Age ~ The Greek Crucible ~ The Mediterranean Traders ~ Asian Evolutions ~ Awakening in the Americas

  • TimeFrame 400 BC-AD 200 - Empires Ascendant (Hardcover)

    TimeFrame 400 BC-AD 200 - Empires Ascendant (Hardcover)

    $5.39

    Fundraiser Item

    This volume in the TimeFrame series features: Alexander's Triumphant March ~ The Despots of Rome ~ Trading on the Silk Road ~ The Buddha's Legacy

  • Magic Tree House Collection #1 (Hardback)

    Magic Tree House Collection #1 (Hardback)

    $4.95

    Take a journey with Jack and Annie to the land of the dinosaurs, knights and castles, mummies and pyramids, and pirates and treasures. All you have to do is climb the ladder to the Magic Tree House, choose a book, make a wish, and off you go!

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Buried Treasure (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Buried Treasure (Paperback)

    $3.46

    "The historic value of treasures is always great, for a treasure offers a unique window into the civilization of its time." — from "Buried Treasures" (page 2)


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