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Adventures in Egypt: Behind the Door

<< Back to The Boy King Tutankhamun  Mira & Teyus in Egypt. Howard Carter anxious at the opening of King Tutankhamun's tombThe door was super tight and no matter what Carter and his men did, they could not get it to move. The last time this door was opened was for the burial of King Tut almost 3000 years ago! It was bound to be a bit hard to open now! But how could they even be sure it was a tomb? What if there was nothing inside?

Mr. Carter was overcome with anxiety. Fifteen years of waiting for this moment and he wanted to be sure that there was something inside.  Mira & Teyus in Egypt.  Opening King Tutankhamun's doorTeyus had been studying the door quite closely. It was made of solid wood and stone. Solid enough to last 3000 years! He took out his multi-utility knife and started using the reamer tool. He carefully and methodically started drilling a hole into the door. Three thousand years of waiting was coming to an end.  Mira & Teyus in Egypt. Curse of the PharoahsAs he was drilling, he could sense the team of Egyptians getting more nervous. There were several stories of curses put on tombs and how people who opened it would meet their death soon.

As Teyus continued drilling, Hari whispered to him, “Do you think there will be another clue to get me home?” He was really missing his family and just wanted to go back.

Finally, a small hole, no bigger than the diameter of a birthday candle was made. The crowd around the door stepped back, making way for Mr. Carter. He lit a long skinny candle and put it inside the hole.

“Can you see anything?” someone asked.

“Yes, wonderful things!” replied Mr. Carter with a sense of satisfaction.  Mira & Teyus in Egypt.  Howard Carter discovers King Tutankhamun's tomb

On the other side of the door was a room filled with treasure. More gold than anyone had ever seen before, wooden statues and things of unimaginable beauty. As they walked in, the travellers were totally impressed by the beautiful paintings and the hieroglyphics. This was indeed a very royal place.

A few feet away, there was another door. Upon opening this one, Mr. Carter just stood silent. There, a few steps away, in the most beautifully decorated room, stood the gold coffin of King Tutankhamun. Fifteen years of work had all been worth it. The travellers had never seen so much gold and when they glanced at the coffin, they had never seen such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship either.  Mira & Teyus in Egypt. King Tutankhamun's coffin

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