Thursday, November 18, 2010

How Long did it Take Howard Carter to Exevate King Tut's Tomb?

The man who discovered king Tut's tomb was Howard Carter. It took his almost ten years to take all the 3,500 objects out of King Tut's tomb. I don't think that I would have had the Patience to be underground for ten years taking jewels and riches out of some dead guy's tomb. I went to a king Tut exhibit in Denver one time and I was really mad because they didn't bring the mask from his sarcophagus like they used too. The Egyptian government deemed it too fragile to travel. I just think they want people to come to Egypt to see it.  

How many tombs were dug in the Valley of the Kings?

There are 62 know tombs dug in to the Valley of the kings. Well, only 62 for the pharaohs but there are hundreds and hundreds more dug for noblemen, craftsmen and the king's advisers. Most of these tombs have been robbed or destroyed by tomb robbers. Most of the tombs can't be identified because they are in such bad shape. I hope when i die no one put any riches in my coffin because I don't want to have grave robbers take my stuff.

Were all the tombs in The Valley of the Kings underground?

No, not all of the tombs in the Valley of the kings were underground, most were, but not all the tombs. In fact there are 15 temples that were built in the honor of specific pharaohs. One of the most note able temples is the temple at Karnak. It is a huge temple carved into the mountain side and is called that because it was made at well, Karnak.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What sigfificant pharohs were burried in the valley of the kings?

Well at first I was just raddle off a list of pharaohs that were buried in the Valley of The Kings but, then I realized that would be like reading an encyclopedia  Any way the Valley of the kings were not just for kings and pharaohs. It was for wiseman craftsmen and the king's advisers. Some of the most important pharaohs were Hapshutsut, Ramses II,III,IV, and VI. Tut was also buried in the Valley of the kings. However Tut really didn't do anything special in his life time. He is most famous for how he died in fact I once watched a two hour documentary on how he died. Also his tomb was uncovered completely intact, nothing was robbed.

Why was the Valley of the Kings Built? For what pharoh?

When you think of the Valley of the Kings what do you see? Nothing. Most people haven't even heard of this Valley of the Kings deal. Well, I think we need to begin with how and why The Valley of the Kings was built. It was built so, that robber wouldn't raid tombs. Why wouldn't they rob from the Valley. Simple, a big pyramid is a instant red flag that says a pharaoh is buried in here there are jewels and riches for you to steal. The Valley is less conspicuous. But, most of the tombs were robbed any way so that was kind of a fail. Well servants, not slaves carved tombs and path ways in to the mountain sides. These servants worked eight days a week and had two days off and for those of us who have a PhD in math know that means ancient Egyptians had a ten day week. It wasn't built for a specific pharaoh.