Intro to Ancient Egypt - King Tut Bio

Updated: 4/18/2019
Intro to Ancient Egypt - King Tut Bio
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Ancient Egypt for Kids

Ancient Egypt

Lesson Plans by John Gillis

Ancient Egypt holds a special place in the annals of world history. The grand architecture, sophisticated religion, and, of course, mummified pharaohs create an aura of intrigue and mystery. Perhaps most impressive is Ancient Egypt’s longevity. Until Alexander the Great conquered the region in 332 BCE, Egypt had maintained a remarkably stable political system for nearly 3000 years!


Ancient Egypt

Storyboard Description

Introduction to Ancient Egypt timeline activity | King Tut Timeline / King Tutankhamen Timeline

Storyboard Text

  • Akenaten and Nefertiti rule as equals
  • Who was King Tut?
  • Akhenaten and his chief wife, Nefertiti, were a royal power couple. Ancient art depicts Nefertiti in ways that make it clear that she ruled alongside Akhenaten.
  • Tutankhamen is Born
  • Religious Reform
  • New God
  • Old Gods
  • We shall name him Tutankhaten, to honor the sun god Aten!
  • Akhenaten and Nefertiti attempted to replace the existing polytheistic religion with a monotheistic worship of Aten, god of the sun. They destroyed many temples in the process.
  • Akhenaten has a son. He names him, "Living image of Aten." This is further evidence of Nefertiti and Akhenaten's commitment to their new monotheistic religion.
  • Tutankhamun Rules for Ten Years
  • Let's forget about the mistakes of my father...I am Tutankhamun!
  • Akhenaten's son became Pharoah at the age of nine or ten. His name was changed to Tutankhamun, to honor the old gods that his father tried to erase.
  • Tut's Tomb is Discovered
  • !!!!
  • In 1922, Howard Carter and his crew discovered the nearly untouched tomb of Tutankhamun. The world became enthralled with the world of Ancient Egypt.