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.
Our King Tut Mini-Catalog
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King Tut, Mummies, and Ancient Egypt
"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
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.
"The art is stunning, the text uncompromisingly informative and clear." — The New York Times
"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
"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
"Put on your magic time-travel helmet and you'll be whisked back through the ages." — Usborne Publishing, Publisher
"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
"Atmospheric illustrations, strong photographs, and lively text engage young readers and encourage them to discover the world around them." — Time Life Books, Publisher
"One of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling children's book series ever published." — The New York Times
"Riveting, entertaining and instructive ... Will undoubtedly find favor among young and old." — Publishers Weekly
"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
"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
"George delivers...the best kind of historical novel, one the reader can't wait to get lost in." — San Francisco Chronicle
"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)
"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)
"In addition to who, what, and when, this book tries to explain why." — From "Introduction" (page 9)
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
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
This volume in the TimeFrame series features: Alexander's Triumphant March ~ The Despots of Rome ~ Trading on the Silk Road ~ The Buddha's Legacy
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!
"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)