On this day in 1923, archeologist Howard Carter unsealed the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (ca. 1330 BC). As he passed a candle in through the initial opening, his companion asked, “Can you see anything?” Carter famously reply, “Yes, wonderful things!”
If you have a budding Egyptologist in your homeschool, why not pay a visit to the official documentary site of Carter’s expedition, the Griffith Institute at Oxford University:
They have a wealth of academic and educational material available on Carter and “King Tut,” including the photographs taken as the tomb was being revealed for the first time, with all its contents just where they had been left 3000 years before.
What wonderful discoveries will you be making in your homeschool this week? 😊