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1924 – Sarcophagus of King Tut Uncovered on this day

1924 – Sarcophagus of King Tut Uncovered on this day. In 1924, King Tut’s Sarcophagus was uncovered and it was the greatest treasure of the tomb! A stone sarcophagus containing a solid gold coffin that holds the mummy of Tutankhamen. It was two years after British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen had discovered the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen near Luxor, Egypt.

We love to use current events to spark our children’s imagination so we will share these regularly along with relevant articles and videos for you to share in your homeschool!



Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c. 1332–1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom or sometimes the New Empire Period. He is since his discovery colloquially referred to as King Tut. His original name, Tutankhaten, means “Living Image of Aten”, while Tutankhamun means “Living Image of Amun”.



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Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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