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King Tutankhamun Tomb

King Tutankhamun Tomb

Secrets of King Tutankhamun

 

King Tutankhamun Tomb in the Valley of the Kings his Treasures, His life & Death ,his curse and

the latest scan of King Tutankhamun Tomb.

A journey to ancient Egypt exploring and learn about the golden king Tutankhamun’s tomb and history

King Tutankhamun the boy king was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom 1332 to 1323 B.C.E
King Tut is chiefly known for his intact tomb, discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in 1922 A.D
Since then, his remains have held millions in awe over the mystery of his life and death.

treasures of king tut

treasures of king tut

 

Tutankhamun Early life 1341 B.C.E

Tutankhamun was born circa 1341 B.C.E. and given the name Tutankhaten, meaning “the living image of God Aten.” At this time, ancient Egypt was going through great religious revolution led by the “heretic king.” Ikhnaton the father of king Tut
This religious revolution threw the society into chaos. The capital was changed from Thebes ( Luxor ) to Armana ( El-Menya ) and Akhenaten put all of his efforts into the religious transition, neglecting domestic and foreign affairs. As the power struggle between old and new intensified, Akhenaten became more autocratic and his regime more corrupt. Following a 17-year reign, he was gone, probably forced to abdicate, and died soon after.
His 9-year-old son, Tutankhaten, took over around 1332 B.C.E.

Carter and carnarvon

Carter and carnarvon

 

Boy Pharaoh in Power

The same year that Tutankhaten took power, he married Ankhesenamun, his half-sister she was daughter of Queen Nefertiti It is known that the young couple had two daughters, both likely to have been stillborn. Due to Tutankhaten’s young age when he assumed power, the first years of his reign were probably controlled by an elder known as Vizier Ay, who bore the title of Vizier. Ay was assisted by Horemheb, Egypt’s top military commander at the time. Both men reversed Akhenaten’s decree to worship Aten, in favor of the traditional polytheistic beliefs. Tutankhaten changed his name to Tutankhamun, which means “the living image of Amun,” and had the royal court moved back to Thebes.

 

the thron of Kingtutankhamun

the thron of Kingtutankhamun

His Death and Burial

 

How did the boy king die? 

For years, it was speculated that King Tutankhamun’s death at age 19 came courtesy of a blow to the head, inflicted, perhaps by a murderous rivals but in 2005 a study revealed that he broke his leg and developed an infection in the wound shortly before death. According to one theory, the pharaoh sustained the injury by falling from his chariot during a hunt.

 

King Tutankhamun

King Tutankhamun

 

Because Tutankhamun and his wife had no surviving children, his death at age 18, circa 1323 B.C.E., brought further turmoil to the court. Evidence indicates that upon his death, Ankhesenamun contacted the king of the Hittites asking for one of his sons as a husband.
The Hittite king sent a candidate, but he died during the journey, most likely assassinated before he got to the royal palace. This attempt to forge an alliance with a foreign power was most likely prevented by general Ay and Vezier Horemheb who were still in control behind the scenes.
Evidence shows that Ankhesenamun later married general Ay, before disappearing from history.

 

Tutankhamun

King Tut death

 

 

Tutankhamun was buried in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The body was preserved in the traditional fashion

of mummification, There are no known records of Tutankhamun after his death untill the discovery of the tomb.

The discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun.

 

 

Much of what is known about king Tutankhamun, better known today as King Tut, thanks to the discovery of his tomb in 1922 by British young man called Howard Carter had begun excavating in Egypt in 1891, and after World War I he began an intensive search for Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. On November 26, 1922, Carter and fellow archaeologist George Herbert, the Earl of Carnarvon, entered the interior chambers of the tomb. To their amazement, they found much of its contents and structure almost intact. Inside one of the chambers

 

The tomb of king Tut

The tomb of king Tut

Walls were painted on the walls that told the story of Tutankhamun’s funeral and his journey to the underworld.
The most fascinating item found was the stone sarcophagus containing three coffins, one inside the other, with a final coffin made of pure solid gold. When the lid of the third coffin was raised, King Tutankhamun’s royal mummy was revealed, preserved for more than 3,000 years

 

Tutankamun tomb and treasures

Tutankamun tomb and treasures


As archaeologists examined the mummy, they found other artifacts, including bracelets, rings and ear rings, collars. Over the next 17 years, Carter and his associates carefully excavated the four-room tomb, uncovering an incredible collection of thousands of priceless objects.

The Treasures of the King.

 

Treasurs of King tutankhamun

Now the treasures of King Tutankhamun displayed at the Egyptian museum in Cairo except the Mummy of the king still in the tomb and some in Luxor museum in Luxor.

King tutankhamun


The treasures of King Tut about 5000 pieces you can enjoy this treasure during your tour in Egypt
The treasures of King Tut is priceless the most inserting is the 4 shrines and the golden Mask
And the throne of the King most of the artifacts made of pure gold and the others made of gilded wood

we found even the under wear of the king and 2 mummies of his two fetuses.

 

King Tut treasures

King Tut treasures

Some facts about king Tutankhamun

1- Curse of King Tutankhamun.

 

 

the curse of king tutankhamun

the curse of king tutankhamun 1922

When Carter first entered King Tutankhamun Tomb in November 1922 and his financial sponsor a wealthy English Lord Carnarvon with a passion for Egyptology—was at his side 4 months later, lord Carnarvon died of apparent blood poisoning from an infected mosquito bite in the Valley of the Kings newspapers speculated that the Englishman had fallen victim to a “mummy’s curse” supposedly outlined on a clay tablet outside of the tomb written on it.
(Death will come into a swift wings for anyone who will disturb the King)

discoveries of king tut

the discovery of the tomb

Rumors flew anew after the sudden deaths of others who had visited the Valley of the Kings. It turns out, however, that frenzied journalists fabricated the story of the inscription. And in 2002, scientists examined the survival rates of 44 Westerners who had been in Egypt during Carter’s excavation, concluding that they were not at elevated risk of dying early.

King Tutankhamun wasn’t buried alone.

Carter discovred many objects and treasures and the surprise was when he found two miniature coffins that contained two fetuses. Recent DNA tests suggest that one of the mummies is that of Tutankhamen’s stillborn daughter and that the other was likely his child as well Fetuses’ mummies still under examination in faculty of Medicine in Cairo.

tutankhamun kids (2)

 

3- King Tutankhamen was likely the product of incest.

In 2010 researchers performing DNA analyses on the remains of King Tut and his relatives made a shocking announcement. King Tut they believed that he was the product of incest between the pharaoh Akhenaten and one of his sisters most probably called Kaya.

King Tutankhamun’s cleft palate and club foot

King Tutankhamun’s cleft palate and club foot


Inbreeding was rampant among ancient Egyptian royal families because they saw themselves as descendants of the gods and hoped to maintain pure bloodlines. Experts think this trend contributed to higher incidences of congenital defects—such as King Tutankhamun’s cleft palate and club foot—among rulers. Tutankhamen himself would eventually marry his father’s daughter by his main wife—his half-sister Ankhesenamun.

Tutankhamun and his wife

Tutankhamun and his wife

The last news about King Tutankhamun the latest scan that made 2016 many scholars claimed that behind the walls of his tomb there is another tomb most probably for Queen Nefertiti

And the search still running to solve some of the king’ secrets.

Tutankhamun scan

Tutankhamun scan

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King Tutankhamun Tomb written by Ahmed AbdAlfattah.

 

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