Tut's Mummy: Lost...and Found (Step into Reading)

By Judy Donnelly

Illus. in complete colour with black-and-white & full-color pictures. "Beginning with the loss of life of Tutankhamen, the ebook strikes ahead to archaeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb. information regarding old Egyptian lifestyles is interspersed in a transparent, delicate model all through. that allows you to get readers into non-fiction."--Booklist.

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Now the tomb is hidden. might be this can hold robbers away. each person is going again around the river. they're chuffed now. The king is on his option to a brand new lifestyles. 2 The misplaced King greater than 3 thousand years pass by means of. the large pyramids nonetheless stand within the wasteland. yet Egypt’s nice days are gone. Rulers from different lands have taken over. The previous ideals are long past. not more kings are buried with treasure. not more mummies are made. Tutankhamen’s identify is forgotten. So is his tomb. Then, within the 1800s, whatever occurs. humans develop into drawn to precedent days. tourists pour into Egypt. They stopover at the temples and pyramids. all of them try and convey anything back—pottery, beads, statues, even mummies! a few of the viewers are archaeologists (ar‑kee‑AHL‑uh‑jists). they're scientists who dig within the earth to discover clues to the previous. They shuttle faraway from the Nile. They pass into the wasteland. They dig within the sand. They discover forgotten temples. They locate attractive wall work and unusual statues of animals and gods. The archaeologists locate mummies—thousands of them. There are mummies of fellows, ladies, and kids. There are even animal mummies. Mummy cats. Mummy bulls. Mummy crocodiles. Even mummy bugs! each archaeologist goals of discovering the tomb of a king. A tomb that hasn't ever been robbed. Scientists start to dig in a lonely valley. it truly is referred to as the Valley of the Kings. One guy uncovers a hidden tomb. It belongs to a well-known king. quickly dozens of different tombs are found. however the tombs are all empty. Robbers looted them lengthy, some time past. by means of 1900, most folks have given up at the valley. each inch has been dug up, they are saying. No different tombs are there. yet one English archaeologist doesn't agree. His identify is Howard Carter. He thinks one king continues to be buried within the valley. Tutankhamen. three the quest different scientists imagine Howard Carter is silly. The valley is empty. they're certain of it. yet Howard is obdurate. He first got here to Egypt while he was once basically seventeen years previous. For years he labored within the valley. He is aware it rather well. he's convinced Tutankhamen’s tomb is there. And he's going to discover it. a few clues were found—a cup, a number of jars, a few skinny sheets of gold. And them all undergo the identify Tutankhamen. yet all of the clues have been came across close to the empty tomb of one other king. Too close to, everybody says. The Egyptians wouldn’t placed tombs so shut jointly. may they? Lord Carnarvon Howard doesn't take heed to anyone. And he's fortunate. He meets a wealthy Englishman who believes in him. The man’s identify is Lord Carnarvon. He offers Howard the cash he must commence his seek. Howard hires fifty males. Then he units out for the valley. it's a bad position. There aren't any bushes or grass. simply rocky cliffs and sand. it truly is burning sizzling, dry and dusty. The rocks provide no coloration. yet they're solid hiding locations for snakes and bugs. Howard doesn’t brain. He and his males begin to paintings. it really is difficult and gradual. the boys fill baskets with stones and sand. they create them off and empty them. Then they arrive again for extra. finally they hit whatever. however it isn't a king’s tomb.

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