The Artifacts And The Mummy Of King Tutankhamen 's Tomb

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Plan of Investigation What were the historical impacts that the artifacts and the mummy of King Tutankhamen had on archeology and society? This research is conducted over the impacts of the treasures in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, archeological findings on the walls that alter historical context and assumptions, a deeper understanding on the reign of Tut himself and his great excursions, and the autopsy of the mummified King. There will also be an overview of the effects this discovery had on culture and society soon after its discovery, and a brief discussion over the tomb. A primary source being evaluated for research is the book Egyptomania by Bob Brier which explained what sort of cultural impacts the discovery had on the tomb, the society craze towards it, and the industrial response set by corporations. A secondary source is the novel Tutankhamen: The Search For An Egyptian King by Joyce Tyldesley which analyzes all aspects on the discovery of King Tut including his life, his death, and his autopsy. Summary of Evidence The year is 1922, and Howard Carter has just uncovered a small tomb leading into what he later discovered to be King Tutankhamen’s tomb. Little was known about the ‘boy king’ King Tutankhamun before the discovery of his tomb. He only had a 9 to 10 year reign at the end of the 13th century, which happened to be one of the greatest restoration periods in Egyptian history. Carter had been trying to locate the tomb since 1917, starting in the Valley of the

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