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The Best Online Resources To Learn About King Tut


King Tutankhamun is in the news these days.

Last week the results of two years of DNA testing were announced. They reported on all the physical disabilities the young King had, and the causes of his death. The traveling exhibition showing artifacts from his tomb is in San Francisco right now, so it has gotten an especially large amount of publicity here in Northern California.

Given that attention, I thought I’d create another “The Best…” list.

Here are my choices for The Best Online Resources To Learn About King Tut (and are accessible to English Language Learners):

Archaeology: DNA sheds light on Tutankhamun parentage is an Agence France Presse interactive.

Investigating King Tutankhamun is a National Geographic interactive.

The Story Of King Tut is from The Field Museum.

King Tut Revealed
is a slideshow from MSNBC.

MSNBC also has a video report on the DNA results.

What Killed King Tut?
is another video, this time from CNN.

Here are some simple questions and answers about the King.

Exploring King Tut’s Tomb
is a PBS interactive.

Students can write and send a King Tut eCard, and then post its link on a teacher or student blog/website.

New King Tut Secrets Revealed is a series of photos from The Denver Post.

“King Tut In New York” is the title of a New York Times slideshow.

King Tutankhamun is the title of a slideshow from The Guardian.

Here are some sites that describe how and why mummies were made:

You can learn how a mummy is made at this PBS interactive.

The Mummy Countdown


Who’s Your Mummy?

Prepare A Mummy For Burial

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. These are fantastic. Thank you!

  2. Great links Larry!
    Thanks, will put them to use straight away.

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