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9. What was discovered inside Tutankhamun’s tomb?

9. What was discovered inside Tutankhamun’s tomb?

A full lesson for KS2 about the exciting discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. The resource includes a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.


What was discovered inside Tutankhamun’s tomb?

This lesson is designed to help pupils to understand the significance of Howard Carter’s discovery. Pupils will read an extract from Carter’s diary and take part in an exciting roleplay challenge to recover Tutankhamun’s tomb objects. After cataloguing their finds, pupils will be challenged to think about different viewpoints on removing the tomb objects.



  • To explore the story of Howard Carter’s discovery of the tomb
  • To investigate some of the contents of Tutankhamun’s tomb
  • To begin to consider ethical implications of digging up the past

The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class.


This lesson is part of the KS2History Ancient Egyptians Planning Pack for KS2.


  • File Formats

    1 x PDF File (lesson plan and pupil resource sheets)

    1 x Powerpoint (whiteboard slides)

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