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AN EDUCATIONAL COMPANION17TH & M STREETS NW | WASHINGTON, D.C.NATGEOMUSEUM.ORGTHE STORY OF KING TUTANKHAMUN IS NOT JUST ANCIENT HISTORY. IT IS AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF THE STORY OF TODAY’S EGYPT. DISCOVER HOW. WELCOME TO THE TOMB OF KING TUTANKHAMUN!One hundred years ago, the unearthing of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings heralded an important moment for the study of one of the largest and oldest civilizations in human history. More than 5,000 years ago—surrounded by deserts and sustained by the gifts of the Nile River—Egypt began developing a unique culture and distinct art style that is still recognized throughout the world. The story of the boy king and the study of the nearly 5,400 artifacts found in his virtually intact tomb gives us rare insight into the life of one of the rulers from this ancient time. A life uniquely human and yet so different, perhaps, from our own.At National Geographic, we believe in the power of science, exploration, education, and storytellin...