Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and legacy of Tutankhamun in next to no time with this concise guide.
50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and legacy of Tutankhamun, Egypt’s boy pharaoh. In spite of a brief reign that was cut short when the young sovereign died at the age of just 20, Tutankhamun is now one of the most famous pharaohs of all time and has captivated the popular imagination. His enduring impact stems from the discovery of his tomb and the opulent treasure within by the Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922, as well as from the mysterious curse that allegedly resulted in the untimely deaths of several members of the expedition. Modern scientific techniques have allowed researchers to piece together information about his life and death, giving us a better understanding than ever before of this ancient Egyptian sovereign.
In just 50 minutes you will:
• Learn about Tutankhamun’s main actions during his brief reign and their impact
• Find out about the discovery of his tomb in 1922 and the information it has given us about ancient Egypt
• Understand the mysterious deaths linked to Tutankhamun’s tomb and the science behind them
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