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Unformatted text preview: important event for an entire nation to take part in. Not knowing or understanding the significance of death in the Egyptian culture would make this place seem unsettling at the very least. The closest that our western culture comes to building anything of this importance to represent the death of one person is a gravestone, while here, in Egypt, monumental structures were built around such an event. More than anything else I would want to understand who Tutankhamen was as a historical figure. What did he do with his life? What were the circumstances of his death? I would find nowhere better to answer those questions than his amazing tomb....
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- Spring '14