Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive exhibition trails (KS2 & KS3)

A portion of Tutankhamun's death mask and a sketched outline of Anubis facing right against a blue background

Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive exhibition trails

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Key Stages: KS2, KS3

Subjects: History

About these resources

In 1922 Howard Carter and his team discovered the tomb of the young king Tutankhamun at Luxor. It was the first known intact royal burial from ancient Egypt, and preserved a wealth of ritual items and objects from the king's life.

These two schools trails support exploration of the exhibition which, using Carter's archive of photographs, letters, plans, drawings and diaries, brings to life the complex stories of the discovery, excavation, documentation and conservation of Tutankhamun's tomb, including the often overlooked Egyptian members of the archaeological team.