The tutankhamen mystery

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.

how did tutankhamun die

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.

Tutankhamun face

King Tut wore a beaded linen cap on his shaved head. His knee was broken so badly that it pierced the skin and may have caused massive bleeding. The report points out that the Earl was only one of many to enter the tomb, on several occasions and that none of the others were affected. The recent British research used car-crash simulations to show that a speeding chariot could have run into Tut while he was on his knees. To him shall come fire, water and pestilence. Upon reaching the entrance he saw the bird cage occupied by a cobra , the symbol of Egyptian monarchy. The filmmakers commissioned research that showed that this kind of injury could have been caused by the impact of a chariot wheel, but not by a fall from a chariot. But even if mere charring were possible, the burial holds more evidence that argues against a fire. Or was it a hippopotamus that killed Tut? Captain The Hon. Although finding her mummy, under whatever name, would be a tremendous boon to the study of ancient Egypt, there is a good possibility that a newly discovered chamber would contain something else. S President Hoover's dog was named King Tut after the pharaoh.
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