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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  • Lectures 43
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no pre-requisites for this course, but ideally you should have a keen interest in history and an enthusiasm to learn

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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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Section 1: Introduction to the Course
Section 2: Carter and Carnarvon
Howard Carter
Howard Carter: Did You Know?
Chief Inspector of Antiquities Services
Lord Carnarvon
Highclere Castle: Did You Know?
What have you learnt about Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon?
10 questions
Section 3: The Valley of the Kings
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
Section 4: The Discovery of the Tomb
The Last Season
The Water Boy: Did You Know?
Excavating the Tomb
Winter Palace Hotel: Did You Know?
The Antechamber
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
Section 5: The Family of Tutankhamun
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
Section 6: The Reign of Tutankhamun
The Boy Pharaoh
Wet Nurse: Did You Know?
Ankhesenamun: Did You Know?
What have you learnt about the Reign of Tutankhamun?
10 questions
Section 7: The Death of Tutankhamun
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
Section 8: The Curse of Tutankhamun
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
Section 9: The Legacy of Tutankamun
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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Instructor Biography

David James Ault, Author, Internet Marketer & Udemy Instructor

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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