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King Tut Day
Cultural
Walk like an Egyptian

When: November 1st

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Watch any of the popular Indiana Jones movies and get inspired about archaeology and egyptology.  Read a book about the famous excavation efforts of the King Tut tomb.  Visit the nearest museum featuring ancient artifacts from Egypt.

Numbers

There have been over One Million animal mummies discovered in Egypt.  Most popular of these animals include Dogs, Falcons and Cats.

Description

The celebration of this day is meant to not only remember the life of King Tut that reigned in the times of ancient Egypt, but also to commemorate the day Howard Carter,  a British archeologist, discovered King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922.  It was a magnificent discovery and one of the most heralded in the modern day history of Egyptology.  After nearly 3,000 years lying undisturbed,  King Tut's tomb was found.  ( Tut is the shortened version of the long an hard to pronounce name of "Tutankhamun" ) 
Howard Carter found the nearly intact tomb, during numerous excavations funded by Lord Carnarvon.  Not only was he pleased with the find, but worldwide the discovery received press coverage and notoriety.   It as also a very large excavation, containing around 5,000 artifacts. This popular and intriguing story created a new found public interest in the archeology work in Egypt.  The mask of King Tut that has become one of the most famous images and most recognized symbols of ancient Egypt in the modern world. The mask currently sits in the Egyptian Museum. 

Interesting Facts

  1. Tutankhamun was a young age of approximately 9-10 years old when he became King.
  2. For the first time, the full collection of Tutankanum will be on display through a traveling international exhibition called "The treasures" it will begin in Los Angeles in 2019 and end in Cairo's new Grand Egyptian Museum in 2022.
  3. It took Howard about 7 years after beginning the excavation efforts to discover the tomb of King Tut.
  4. The famous gold mask of King Tut is said to weigh about 322 Troy Ounces
  5. King Tut is estimated to have died at the early age between 18-19 years old.

Information

Observed:
  • November 1st
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