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Ancient Egyptian resource: Howard Carter and the discovery of Tutankhamun

For any class learning about the Ancient Egyptians, Howard Carter and his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun will inevitably be high on your list of topics to cover.

To help you along with that, we have a free downloadable resource, perfect for KS1 or KS2, featuring two distinctive worksheets.


Ancient Egypt: Howard Carter and Tutankhamun resources

Improving comprehension and creative writing skills, download these two free worksheets and delve into the mysterious tale of Howard Carter and Tutankhamun.

Resources come courtesy of the Scholastic Resource Bank.  

What’s included in this Howard Carter and Tutankhamun resource pack?

These two distinctive worksheets cover the fascinating tale of Howard Carter and discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

The first divides the key events from Howard Carter’s journey into blocks to be ordered correctly.

The second looks at the incredible treasures that were found buried with Tutankhamun’s tomb.


How can this resource my primary class?

Here is an idea of how you might use these resources with your KS1 or KS2 class:

Howard Carter: Cut out the boxes and jumble them out. Allow the children, in groups or pairs, to sort the key events into the correct order. They can add their own images or drawings to create a visual timeline.

Tutankhamun: Imagine the items discovered in the the tomb are going on display in a museum. Ask the class to write a creative description of each item, including what it is, how it is used and how it was discovered.


What other Ancient Egypt resources can I download?

For more free resources on the topic of Ancient Egypt, take a look at:

Ancient Egypt: Explore our content hub

Get ahead of your planning for next term with Ancient Egypt topic hub. From craft videos to free worksheets, it contains everything you need to engage your class next term.

Included in the hub:

  • Free downloadable resources
  • Fun facts and activities
  • Craft and wall display guides

And it’s all free! Explore the Hope Education Ancient Egypt topic hub and prepared for next term.


<a href="" target="_self">William Hinch</a>

William Hinch

Hope Education writer

Will has been writing for Hope Education since July 2020, helping provide teachers with tips, advice and insight that helps them educate the next generation. Away from his educational writing, Will is a typical Yorkshireman; a lover of ale, cricket and tea!

4 June 2021

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