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Ever wonder how Egyptian royalty lived 3,000 years ago? In this video, learn everything we know about “The Boy King,” from his education to his expensive fashion.

When archaeologist Howard Carter found King Tut’s mummy, it was stuck in its coffin. Carter used a chisel to take the mummy out. He also cut off the mummy’s head, arms, and legs. They had gold jewelry on them.

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Making Connections


How would you feel if you were the pharaoh at nine years old? Would you make the same decisions Tut did? Why or why not?


Have you read other books about ancient objects? How were those books similar to and different from this one?


Why do you think people are so interested in King Tut and his tomb? Is it important to know about people who lived long ago? Why or why not?

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