APPROXIMATELY 1347–1329 BC PHAROAH EGYPT
As my eyes grew accustomed to the light . . . I was struck dumb with amazement.
—HOWARD CARTER, ARCHAEOLOGIST, REFERRING TO THE DISCOVERY OF KING TUT’S TOMB
Ten-year-old Tutankhamun nervously approached the great Karnak Temple. The last in a long line of rulers, young Tut was to be crowned pharaoh of Egypt. It was now his job to oversee the largest empire in the world, which stretched from Africa to Asia. Will I be remembered as a great leader too?
he wondered as he walked past the great monuments and statues of the pharaohs who had...