Discovering the Tomb of Tutankhamun

16th October 2020

This term, Year 4 have been learning about Ancient Egypt in their Humanities lessons. They have studied images of ancient artefacts, learnt facts about the stages of the ancient Egyptian ritual of mummification, and explored the life of Tutankhamun. They wrote diary accounts from the perspective of Howard Carter, the man who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in the 1920s. Here is a brilliant example by Lily:

Dear Diary,
We found it!  We found the tomb for Tutankhamun!  We peered into a secret door hidden under the sand. It was very dusty. I carefully walked down the narrow steps, there was rubbish everywhere! I suddenly found a door with a tiny slit. I peeked through the slit and saw glittering gold, a carriage and lots of statues.
“What is down there?” asked one of my crew.
“Wonderful things!” I replied.
We carefully stepped into the tomb and saw lots of glittering gold and board games in the flickering can-dlelight.
“This discovery is very important,” I said. “This is Tutankhamun’s tomb and he ruled Egypt for ten years.”
We went around looking at all the gold. We, also, found his coffin which had lots of gold inside. One thing that we know is that he was a very wealthy Pharaoh!
Howard Carter