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Monday Mix-ins: Akhenaten and Tutankhamun

November 6th, 2017

{photo by Mary Harrsch via flickr / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0}

There’s still more to discover in ancient Egypt! This week we will learn about two of the most memorable pharaohs: Akhenaten and Tutankhamun. So much to see and do… and this is only a fraction of what you can find online about these fascinating rulers. Let’s get to it!


The First Monotheistic Pharaoh – A quick 2-minute overview of Akhenaten, from National Geographic:


Planet Egypt - Temples of Power – A 48-minute documentary about Egypt during the time of Akhenaten. This series can also be streamed here using Amazon Prime.


Mini Bio: Nefertiti – From the Biography channel:


Bust of Nefertiti – A look at this famous art piece, from the Khan Academy:


Mini Bio: King Tut – Also from the Biography channel:


Mysteries of Tutankhamun’s Tomb – A 3-minute video from BBC:


Tut’s Treasures – A 4-minute video from National Geographic:


The Discovery of King Tut | The Antechamber – A look at Howard Carter’s discovery, using expertly crafted reproductions of the treasures found in King Tut’s tomb:

More in this series:


King Tut - PBS Special – Here’s a 30-minute documentary on the discover of King Tut’s Tomb:


Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs – A 1-hour documentary from National Geographic:


Time Warp Trio: Tut, Tut – This is an animated time-traveling tv series for kids:



Tutankhamun Facts! – From National Geographic Kids

Explore Tut’s Tomb – An interactive site based on the writings of Howard Carter. (Click “Begin your Exploration.”)

Tutankhamun Photo Gallery

Treasures of Tutankhamun Photo Gallery

Inside Tutankhamun's Tomb: Photos from the day archaeologists opened the burial chamber

More photos from the discovery of King Tut’s tomb

The Discovery of King Tut – The website of the exhibition in New York.

Unraveling the Mysteries of King Tutankhamun – See the shrines and coffins that held King Tut’s mummy. (Click “Skip” then click on each layer.)


Time Warp Trio website – Here’s their Ancient Egypt page, with info, games, and activities.

How to Draw King Tut – A step by step tutorial.

Printable King Tut Crossword Puzzle

Printable King Tut Coloring Pages

Color King Tut’s Mask online


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