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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Tutankhamun

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Dan Lewis (Student), Oct 06, 2002
Comment: The site gives information surrounding the life of Tutankhamun. The main page
is a very brief story of how his tomb was discovered. Also, there are links to
other pages titled "Life and Times", "The Cause of His Death", "Tutankhamun's
Funeral", "Tutankhamun's Tomb", "Tutankhamun's Treasures", and finally "The
Mummy's Curse."
The "Life and Times" page gives a small amount of information about when he was
born, who a few of his relatives were, and the fact that his death is still a
mystery. It does not really go into detail about his life or into the theories
of how he died. It does, however, give links to other sites containing
information about a few of the relatives, the meaning and more information about
this name, along with theories of his death. One link on the page,
http://www.scs.wsu.edu/~mrobin/pharaoh_death.html, leads to a very interesting
site telling of Tut's predecessor and a theory of why he died.
The next part of the site is titled "The Cause of His Death." It gives a bit of
information about Tut's death and about deaths of others such as a possible
successor to Tut and the death of Tut's wife. Not much else is discussed here.
The next section is "Tutankhamun's Funeral." It gives details about Tut's
coffin and the tomb. This page just gives the reader a brief description
allowing for a partial idea of how Tut was prepared and how the tomb appeared.
The following section is "Tutankhamun's Tomb." This section gives a description
of the inside of the tomb. It has several pictures and even a virtual tour of
the tomb. A passage from Howard Carter tells of the inside of the tomb as it
was first viewed. This page doesn't contain much information as well, but it
does have many links to other pages which further explain particular terms.
"Tutankhamun's Treasures" gives a very light description of what was found in
the tomb. It has several pictures, though, and links to galleries of pictures.
The final section, "TheMummy's Curse," of course tells about the rumored
Mummy's Curse. It just gives a few incidents of deaths near the time the tomb
was opened.
The site gave a small amount of information about King Tutankhamun, nothing in
great detail. It did, however, give a lot of links to other resources of
information about King Tut. It was just a broad report that one could read to
become somewhat familiar with who Tut was.