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Howard Carter And The Search For Tutankhamun

An Ancient Egypt History Course: A Detailed Study of the Egyptologist Howard Carter and his Search for Tutankhamun
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On November 4th 1922, Howard Carter finally discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun, following years of relentless work, which had been financed by Carter's benefactor, Lord Carnarvon.

The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb would become the single greatest archaeological find of all time and, almost overnight, King Tut became a household name.

What Topics Does the Course Cover?

The course begins with a look at the early life and career of Howard Carter, before discussing his relationship with Lord Carnarvon and the commissioned work excavating in the Valley of the Kings.

The discovery of the tomb is then reported on in detail, with a presentation on the findings from the four rooms of the tomb: the Antechamber, the Annexe, the Burial Chamber and the Treasury.

The focus of the course then shifts to Tutankhamun himself, with a look at his family heritage, the politics during his reign and his mysterious death.

Finally, the legacy of Tutankhamun is considered, including information about the media frenzy over King Tut during the twenties, the infamous curse of Tutankhamun and a revival in interest in recent years.

What Learning Materials are Included within the Course?

The course is broken down into 9 sections, comprising over 40 lectures.

The majority of the lectures are video-based lessons, but there are also regular Did You Know snippets of interesting information and there is a multiple-choice quiz at the end of each section, so that you can test your knowledge as you go along.

Why You Should Take this Course?

The course acts as an ideal supplementary learning material for pupils or students studying Ancient Egyptian History, whether at school or at university.

However, the course is also an excellent resource for anyone who has an interest in learning about Howard Carter and the search for Tutankhamun, or has a passion for history in general.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the history of Ancient Egypt and about Tutankhamun in particular
  • Pupils and students studying Ancient Egyptian History classes at school or at university
  • Any budding amateur Egyptologists with a passion for learning more about Howard Carter's search for Tutankhamun
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What Will I Learn?
You will learn all about the archaeologist and egyptologist, Howard Carter; his motivation, determination and his relationship with Lord Carnarvon
You will cover the search for Tutankhamun's tomb in detail, as well as the wonderful discovery of the Antechamber, Annexe, Burial Chamber and Treasury
You will develop your knowledge of the Boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamun: his life, reign and the mysteries surrounding his death
You will better understand the social, religious and political landscape of Ancient Egypt
You will be able to familiarise yourself with the Curse of Tutankhamun; learn about Egyptian superstitions, the mysterious deaths that followed the opening of the tomb and the reasons why the media inflated the idea of a curse
You will learn all about the Legacy of Tutankhamun and the cultural impact King Tut had in the 20th Century
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  • There are no pre-requisites for this course, but ideally you should have a keen interest in history and an enthusiasm to learn
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 43 Lectures Collapse All 43 Lectures 01:22:53
Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 04:56
Carter and Carnarvon
5 Lectures 11:28
Howard Carter

Howard Carter: Did You Know?

Chief Inspector of Antiquities Services

What have you learnt about Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon?
10 questions
The Valley of the Kings
4 Lectures 07:31
The Valley

The Valley of the Kings: Did You Know?

Theodore M. Davis

Theodore M. Davis: Did You Know?

What have you learnt about the Valley of the Kings?
10 questions
The Discovery of the Tomb
10 Lectures 21:30
The Last Season

The Water Boy: Did You Know?

Excavating the Tomb

Winter Palace Hotel: Did You Know?

The Annexe

The Game of Senet: Did You Know?

The Burial Chamber

The Gilded Shrine: Did You Know?

The Treasury

What have you learnt about the Discovery of the Tomb?
10 questions
The Family of Tutankhamun
8 Lectures 11:27

Thutmose IV

Great Sphinx of Giza: Did You Know?

Amenhotep III

Tiye: Did You Know?


The Sun-disk Aten: Did You Know?


What have you learnt about the Family of Tutankhamun?
10 questions
The Reign of Tutankhamun
4 Lectures 04:41
The Boy Pharaoh

Wet Nurse: Did You Know?


Ankhesenamun: Did You Know?

What have you learnt about the Reign of Tutankhamun?
10 questions
The Death of Tutankhamun
4 Lectures 06:43
A Violent Death or an Illness?

Damage to the Mummy: Did You Know?

The Case for Murder

Ay Usurps Horemheb: Did You Know?

What have you learnt about the Death of Tutankhamun?
10 questions
The Curse of Tutankhamun
4 Lectures 07:02
Local Superstitions

Yellow Canary: Did You Know?

The Death of Lord Carnarvon

Left Cheek: Did You Know?

What have you learnt about the Curse of Tutankhamun?
10 questions
The Legacy of Tutankamun
3 Lectures 07:35
Media Frenzy

Revival in Interest

Damage to the Death Mask: Did You Know?

What have you learnt about the Legacy of Tutankhamun?
10 questions
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My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.

At that time I taught English as a Foreign Language, as well as Business English Mentoring, and then in 2005 I started working as a Freelance Translator, before finally setting up my own translation company.

During the last 15 years I have written a number of non-fiction books within a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in January 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time author within the next two years. I am currently creating a series of online courses to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.

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