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.
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.