Discovering Tut - e-CTLT

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AT THE CURSE
COFFIN OF TUT
COFFIN OF TUT
SOME OF TUT’S ARTIFACTS
SOME OF TUT’S ARTIFACTS
TUT
TUT
SCANNING TUT
NOW
CAN YOU GUESS THE TOPIC
WHICH WE ARE GOING TO READ ABOUT?
INTRODUCTION
 “Discovering
Tut: the Saga Continues”
describes the boy King Tut who was the
last heir of a very powerful family that
ruled Egypt for centuries.
 It
also describes how CT scan of Tut’s
Mummy revealed interesting but starling
facts about him.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW VOCABULARY
Choose the correct meaning
1. Antiquities
a)
b)
c)
2.
Cemetery
a)
b)
c)
3.
b)
c)
Artificial
Natural
Man-made antiques
Resurrection
a)
b)
c)
5.
Waste land
Burial ground
Play ground
Artifacts
a)
4.
Archaeology
Biology
anthropology
Revival form of grave
Renaissance
Removal
Pallbearers
a)
b)
c)
Bangle makers
People carrying dead body
Friend makers
SUMMARY
1. Tut, the last heir of a powerful kingdom.
Tut was just a teenager when he died. He was the last
heir of his family. This dynasty was very powerful. It ruled
Egypt for centuries. He was laid to rest in grave laden
with gold. Finally he was forgotten. His tomb was
discovered in 1922.It aroused the curiosity or the people
to know about Tut. His dead body had to undergo a CT
scan. It offers new clues about his life and death.
SUMMARY
2. Tut’s Mummy undergoes a CT-scanner.
Tut’s Mummy is the most famous gilded head in the
world. He died more than 3,300 years ago. A large number
of tourists around the world gathered to see the rock-cut
tomb. They gazed at the wall paintings. They also saw Tut’s
gilded face and the outer coffin lid. Many pondered over
his untimely death.
SUMMARY
3. Bad condition of Mummy
Mummy’s condition was really bad. Howard Carter, a
British archaeologist, discovered Tut’s tomb in 1992 after
years of searching . Many things in gold were placed near
his dead body. They were there to guarantee his rebirth.
Tut was also buried with those everyday things that he
would want in the after life: linen garments, cases of food
and wine etc.
SUMMARY
4. Carter’s problems
Howard Carter found three ‘nested’ coffins of Tut. He opened the 1st
and found a shroud decorated with garlands of willow and
olive and lotus petals. Carter ran into trouble when he finally
reached the mummy. The ritual resins had hardened. Tut was
cemented to the bottom of his gold coffin. Carter tried to
loosen the resin by putting the mummy in blazing sunshine.
But he failed. The was to be removed by chisel. If he had cut
the mummy free, thieves would have cut it apart to remove
the gold. Carter’s men removed the mummy’s head and served
almost every part and joint.
SUMMARY
5. Modern Archaeology
Archaeology has changed a lot. It has acquired
sophisticated tools. It adopts medical technology. Today
diagnostic imaging can be done through computed
tomography or CT. Here hundreds of X-rays create a three
dimensional real body. They can answer how a man died
and how old he was at the time of his death.
SUMMARY
6. Young Tutankhaten or King Tut
Tutankhaten took the throne at a very young age. He
was widely known as King Tut. He ruled for about nine
years and restored old ways. He changed his name to
Tutenkhamun. He died unexpectedly.
SUMMARY
7. A CT Machine scanned the mummy
A CT machine scanned the mummy from head to toe. It
created about 1700 digital X-rays images. His head was
scanned in 0.62 millimeter slices. Workmen carried Tut
from the tomb in his box. But the scanner did not work
due to sand going into the machine. Perhaps it was the
‘curse of the pharaoh’. But the substitute fans helped to
finish the whole process.
SUMMARY
8. Astonishing Images on Computer
A technician pulled up wonderful images of Tut on a
computer screen. His head and bones of the neck
appeared quite clearly. Other images showed a hand and
several views of the ribs and the skull. Everything went
well. When they came down, the wind had stopped. Just
above Tut’s tomb stood a cluster of stars known as Orion,
watching over the boy king.
ASSIGNMENT
 Write
a factual description of Tut’s
Mummy and the funerary treasures
found in his pyramid.
 Describe
the scene when the visitors
visit the Egyptian cemetery known as
the ‘Valley of Kings’.

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