The Mystery of King Tut

El misterio del rey Tut

Le myste?re du roi Toutankhamon

The Mystery of King Tut

Informational (nonfiction), 2,430 words, Level Z (Grade 5)
Many mysteries surround the life and death of Egypt's young pharaoh, King Tutankhamun. In 1922, a British archaeologist discovered King Tut's tomb and made him the most famous of Egypt's rulers. He was just 9 years old when he took the throne in 1334 BC. Many people were angered when King Tut's late father took away their religious freedoms. Because Tut died when he was only 19, many have wondered what caused his death. This book tells what is known about King Tut's homeland, his family, friends and enemies, his tomb, and his mummified body.