The Murder Of King Tut

SSR Project of Abraham Correa

Major Event 1

Discovery Of King Tut

After working for five years in the Valley of the Kings and finding almost nothing, Howard Carter was on his final trip when he made the discovery. On November 4,1922, while clearing away some ancient huts, one of Howard Carter's workmen found a hidden step near the base of the tomb of Rameses VI. Carter had discovered an ancient Egyptian tomb, but one that had lain nearly undisturbed for over 3,000 years. Pharoah Tut was found within his nearly intact tomb.

Major Event 2

Death Of King TuT

King Tut probably died from a broken leg, scientists say. ACT scan of King Tuts mummy has disproved a popular theory that the Egyptian pharaoh was murdered by a blow to the head more than 3,300 years. Instead the most likely explanation for the boy king's death at 19 is a thigh fracture that became infected and ultimately fatal, according to an international team of scientist. This answer finally answered one of the most controversial questions in the last centuries.

Major Event 3

King Tuts Tomb

As Carter ventured further into Tuts tomb, he discovered a treasury room brimming with priceless funerary objects, including gold figurines, ritual jewelry, small boots and a shrine for the kings embalmed organs. The chamber also held two miniature coffins that contained two fetuses. Recent DNA tests suggest that one of the mummies is that of Tuts stillborn daughter and that the other was likely his child as well. King Tut was said to never have children but finding his tomb changed that.

Major Event 4

Howard Carter

In 1907, Carter was hired by wealthy English aristocrat Lord Carnarvon, who was fascinated by Egyptology. Carter led the excavation of Egyptian nobles' tombs. In 1914, Carnarvon received a license to dig at KV62, the site where it was believed the tomb of King Tut rest. Carnarvon gave the job to Howard Carter. Carter hired a crew of workers to help find the tomb, which was believed to be at a site in the Valley of the Kings designated KV62.

Major Event 5

Mummy's Curse

It was believed that whoever entered Tut's tomb would immediately died because of a curse placed on his tomb. Several workers did die of Howard, but they died from bacteria sealed in the tomb, not the curse. The bacteria got on the workers' food and in the air they breathed, killing them. Many people believed this curse because Lord Carnarvon died a year later finding King Tut. But Howard lived to be 65.

Major Event 6


Most people think that the tomb of King tut was in tact when Carter discovered it in the early 1900s. Indeed, even though King Tutankhamun might not have been a major pharaoh, his tomb was packed with marvelous treasures. However, his tomb was not in tact, and had in fact been robbed a couple years after his death. So when Howard came 3,000 years later none of King Tuts items could be examined.