Become an Egyptologist: A Comprehensive Look at Tutankhamun

In this course we discuss the life, times, death and the most famous find in Egypt - the tomb of the Boy King Tut.
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Instructed by Jenell Diegor Academics / Humanities
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 12.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

Are you a budding Egyptologist?
Do you have a passion for learning about ancient history and the ancient world?
Do you have an amateur interest in ancient Egypt?

You have seen the golden mask. You have heard about his royal tomb. You may be aware of the endless speculations regarding his death. Was it an accident? Was it from an illness? Was it... murder?

In this course, we will explore the most famous Pharaoh of them all - Tutankhamun. We will discuss his lineage, his family, his reign, the speculations regarding his death and of course, his famous tomb. Join us in exploring the life of Egypt's Boy King!

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What are the requirements?

  • This course is not designed to replace higher education courses on ancient Egypt but rather to supplement these courses
  • This course is a mixture of video and audio lectures with PDF ebooks

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Become more familiar with King Tutankhamun
  • Be aware of the different theories regarding King Tut's death
  • Become more familiar with the discovery and contents of his tomb

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for those who already have a basic knowledge of ancient Egypt
  • This course is for students of Egyptology or Near Eastern Studies who are looking to supplement their academic traning
  • This course is for those who have an amateur interest in Egyptology
  • This course is for those who have a professional interest in Egyptology

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: From the Name to The Tomb

A brief introfuction to the course.


Exploring the name "Tutankhamun".


Discussing Tutankhamun's lineage and family.


An introduction to two of his prominent court officials who played a large role during and after his reign.


A lecture on Tutankhamun's brief reign.


Discussing Tutankhamun's death and the speculations that surround it.


A lecture describing what happened when the Boy King died.


Exploring the best-preserved tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

5 questions

Quick Quiz on the Boy King.

22 pages

A collection of 20+ pics and headlines that came out in the 1920s.

The Curse of Tutankhamun
70 pages

A glimpse of the treasures found on King Tut's tomb.

50 pages

Even more of the treasures found on King Tut's tomb!


Exploring the famous golden funerary mask of Tutankhamun.

231 pages

200+ pictures from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo including a considerable collection of Tutankhamun's tomb treasures and several of his golden funerary mask taken at all kinds of angles for your study.

1 page

A great resource online where you can view Howard Carter's actual notes, diaries, journals and more.

144 pages

A public domain/archive book published in 1923, written by G Elliott Smith that has been scanned and created into a downloadable 144-pages PDF file.

194 pages

Another large file (sorry!), a book from the public domain. If you are strapped for time or only interested in direct information about Tutankhamun, just read the first 2 chapters of the book. Note that this was published only a year after Carter's discovery of Tut's tomb.

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Instructor Biography

Jenell Diegor, Writer, producer, director.

Someone with a passion for ancient Egypt and visiting historic landmarks all over the world, Jenell has always been fascinated with the ancient world and considers herself a lifelong learner of Egyptology.

Jenell is a member of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (Toronto Chapter) and the Egyptian Study Society (Denver, Colorado).

Jenell once traveled solo to the New7Wonders of the World.

Jenell holds her TEFL teaching certificate from LearnTEFL (London, UK) as well as a diploma in Information Systems Specialist from Eastern College (St. John's, Canada).

Jenell has written and compiled a number of travel guidebooks that are available exclusively on Amazon Kindle, as well as works of fiction. She is also involved in writing, producing and directing short films.

Jenell currently resides in Toronto, Ontario with her cat Rocsi.

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