Project Description

This animation was produced by HopSkip for BBC Teach as part of a series aimed at 7-11-year-olds on the topic of Ancient Egypt.

This animation gives pupils an understanding of the life and death of King Tutankhamun. It explains how we have been able to find out about life in Ancient Egypt by the things that were buried with pharaohs, like Tutankhamun.

We find out how King Tutankhamun was buried, why certain things were buried with him, and what those things tell us about his life. We learn about the discovery of his tomb in 1922 and who discovered it. We explore a key source called Shabti, these were small ornaments that were buried with pharaohs and tell us about the beliefs and rituals of the Ancient Egyptian people.