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

By Judy Donnelly

Illus. in complete colour with black-and-white & full-color photographs. "Beginning with the dying of Tutankhamen, the ebook strikes ahead to archaeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb. information regarding historic Egyptian existence is interspersed in a transparent, tender style all through. with a purpose to get readers into non-fiction."--Booklist.

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Many of the viewers are archaeologists (ar‑kee‑AHL‑uh‑jists). they're scientists who dig within the earth to discover clues to the earlier. They trip faraway from the Nile. They cross into the wasteland. They dig within the sand. They discover forgotten temples. They locate attractive wall work and weird 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 really is referred to as the Valley of the Kings. One guy uncovers a hidden tomb. It belongs to a recognized king. quickly dozens of alternative tombs are found. however the tombs are all empty. Robbers looted them lengthy, in the past. through 1900, most folk 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 remains to be buried within the valley. Tutankhamen. three the hunt different scientists imagine Howard Carter is silly. The valley is empty. they're convinced of it. yet Howard is obdurate. He first got here to Egypt whilst he was once purely seventeen years previous. For years he labored within the valley. He understands it rather well. he's certain 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 the entire clues have been came upon close to the empty tomb of one other king. Too close to, every body says. The Egyptians wouldn’t placed tombs so shut jointly. might they? Lord Carnarvon Howard doesn't hearken to anyone. And he's fortunate. He meets a wealthy Englishman who believes in him. The man’s identify is Lord Carnarvon. He supplies Howard the money he must commence his seek. Howard hires fifty males. Then he units out for the valley. it's a bad position. There are not any bushes or grass. simply rocky cliffs and sand. it really is burning sizzling, dry and dusty. The rocks provide no color. yet they're solid hiding locations for snakes and bugs. Howard doesn’t brain. He and his males begin to paintings. it really is challenging and sluggish. the boys fill baskets with stones and sand. they bring them off and empty them. Then they arrive again for extra. finally they hit whatever. however it isn't really a king’s tomb. They locate a few previous stone huts. Howard is particularly disenchanted. He strikes to another a part of the valley. He digs there for 5 lengthy years. What does he locate? not anything. ultimately Lord Carnarvon has had adequate. He desires to hand over. now not Howard. He begs for another test. He recollects these stone huts. He desires to dig less than them. it truly is one position not anyone has ever attempted. Lord Carnarvon consents. yet this is often Howard’s final probability. Howard buys a golden canary for strong good fortune. And in November 1922, he and his males begin digging back. at the 3rd day, Howard and his males discover a step! it truly is reduce correct into the rock. They discover one other and one other. they've got discovered an entire stairway! And it ends up in a mystery door.

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