Documents show the Hittite prince Zannanza was sent to Egypt but he seems to have disappeared on the way. He created the contents out of wood, plaster and gold leaf based on photos. They that shall break the seal of this tomb shall meet death by a disease that no doctor can diagnose.
Catastrophic Injuries Clearly, King Tut had suffered some kind of massive trauma.
Continue Reading. What finished off the pharaoh? If there had been a fire inside the gold coffin, wouldn't that at least have left scorch marks on the wooden coffins? There was more to come. He reported how Carter sent a messenger on an errand to his house.
Perhaps the pharaoh was in the wrong place at the wrong time—hunting on foot in a marsh when a hippo charged. Morton"I give him six weeks to live. Browse the images below o see how his legend has grown.
A study showed that of the 58 people who were present when the tomb and sarcophagus were opened, only eight died within a dozen years. In the past 10 years two more chambers have come to light: one is a storage area for coffins and burial supplies, the other contains the mummy of a woman who was a singer at the Temple of Karnak.
Carter's canary had died in its mouth and this fueled local rumors of a curse.