The Books of Instruction included
elements of morality such as honesty, justice, wisdom, obedience, humanity and
restraint. The Books of Instruction allowed for the character building
of the young Tutankhamun and taught valuable lessons in government
together with the pharaohs' role and responsibilities.
The Education of
- The Lessons at the Princes School
The lessons undertaken by
Tutankhamun, up to the age of 8/9 years of age focussed on basic mathematics, reciting sums,
reading and writing.
He would have practised writing by copying from existing documents on to wooden tablets which were coated
with a smooth white plaster which could be wiped clean and re-used. Papyrus
would only have been used when this basic education had been completed. The
types of lessons and the education of King Tut would have included the
- Reading and
- Math - Using a
decimal system based on ten fingers
- Arithmetic and
Education of King Tut - The Art of Writing and
The Art of Writing
would have been an extremely important part of the
education of King Tut. Hieroglyphics were used for writing memorials on
great monuments. Hieroglyphics were a
system of picture writing which used symbols (hieroglyphs) instead
of letters or words. The original hieroglyphs
represented sounds and there were over 700 hieroglyphs which could
used in numerous combinations to give specific meanings.
A simplified version of hieroglyphics was devised
known as 'hieratic' writing used to quickly create various papyrus
documents losing the pictorial aspect of
The Education of
King Tut - Sports and Games
education of King Tut would have included sports and games to balance
the academic lessons. Ancient Egyptian children had a variety of toys
and games to play with including board games such as Senet, Dogs and
Jackals, the Game of the Snake and Pwer which was similar to checkers.
Toys and games reflected people, objects and events which were common in
everyday life. King Tut would have played with toys reflecting a man's
role. He would have enjoyed boisterous ball games, piggy back and leapfrog. Toy swords and spears
were used emulating male adults. The sports which would have been
enjoyed by Tutankhamun would have included Archery, Equestrian Sports
including Chariot Racing, Fencing, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Rowing,
Swimming and Weightlifting.
Education of King Tut
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