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Friday 26th February 2021

WALT:  Empathise with the historic child pharaoh – King Tut

The video you are going to watch today gives a snapshot of Ancient Egypt and how important the process of burial was, particularly to the pharaohs.

It helps us understand how we find out about the past.  We find out about King Tutankhamun’s life through the sources that were found in his tomb - the burial mask, the shabti and other items.

Watch this clip KS2 History: Ancient Egypt. King Tutankhamun - BBC Teach

THINK: Can you answer these questions confidently? You don’t have to write the answers down, just think about how you would answer them.  You can watch the video again if you need to.

Who was King Tutankhamun?

What was found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun?

Who discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun?

How old was King Tutankhamun when he became pharaoh?

How old was King Tutankhamun when he died?

How heavy was the mask found in the tomb? Can you find something that weighs the same?

How do some experts think King Tutankhamun died?