Monday, November 5, 2007
King Tutankhamun Revealed
King Tutankhamun ruled Egypt from 1333-1324 BC, ascending the throne at age nine. With a relatively short rule, his tenure bears moderate historical significance. He became hugely significant in 1922 when archaeologists discovered his tomb and mummified body, which was virtually intact. It was considered a major discovery and provided a huge amount of information about ancient Egypt. King Tut's tomb itself was filled with a fabulous treasures of gold, ebony and other precious metals and stones. The most famous portion of the tomb was the centrepiece, which was where the Pharaoh's mummified body was laid to rest over 3,000 years ago. The body was covered in jewels and his face had a solid gold burial mask.
There were many theories about King Tut being murdered, but a recent CT scan of his remains confirmed to scientists that he was not murdered, but probably died of infections from a broken leg. Egyptian authorities report that the young king died after the wound on his broken leg became infected. Not all scientist agree that this is what killed him so young, but all have now rejected the long-standing theory.
King Tut: Before and After Death:
Photo far left: Computer Generated Image of what researchers believe was what King Tut looked like, and photo to the right of that is him today. Is it my imagination, or does the young King Tut resemble singer Boy George from Culture Club? It's amazing what they can do today. But looking at the photo of the mummified king today, he still looks better than Michael Jackson, don't you think?
Photo left: Archaeologists uncover the mummified body of King Tutankhamun. It really was a very cool sight to see.
Hope you enjoyed this update, I borrowed the photos from the bbcnews site.
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