Who is King Tutankhamun?
King Tutankhamun (1334 B.C-1325 B.C) is an Egyptian king from the 18th
Dynasty of the New Kingdom (1570-1050 BC). He’s also known as Tutankhamen
which means the living image of god Amun. He is considered to be one of the
youngest kings who ever ruled ancient Egypt as he was only 9 years old when
he took Egypt’s throne after the death of his father Akhenaten. He ruled
Egypt in a transitory period after his father tried to enforce monotheism
by uniting the multi gods in the one god “Aton” the sun disk god.
He also moved his capital from Thebes to his new city the Horizon of Aten
“Amarna“. During Tut’s reign, some of the revolutions happened like
Tell El Amarna that demanded the return of the old gods once more.
His wife was Ankhesenpaaten which means “Her Life is from Aton“,
she was his half-sister from Akhenaten and Nefertiti, Tut was the son of Akhenaten and Lady Kiya “one of Akhenaten’s wife”.
When Was the Tomb of King Tutankhamun Discovered?
King Tutankhamun didn’t live the life of a king like most of his previous Predecessors;
he didn’t leave any worthy achievements after his death in his early life of 19 years.
He was remembered for his death more than his life as his great very preserved.
the tomb which was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings contained his mummy
and a thousand treasures which all of which were shown for the first time in
2010 in the Egyptian museum but will soon be transported to
the new grand museum that will open in 2021. It showcases his famous mega coffins,
his golden mask, and all the other treasures found in his tomb. That’s why
a lot of tourists prefer to visit it as a part of their trip to Egypt.
a great discovery of the king’s tut tomb can be traced back to a partnership
between a gifted Egyptologist & archaeologist called Howard Carter and
the 5th Earl of Carnarvon who inspired the most famous archaeological discovery
of all time “Tutankhamen Tomb” in 1914. Lord Carnarvon hired Carter to discover
the ancient tomb of King Tutankhamen. Lord Carnarvon spent various years
attempting to locate the tomb but wasn’t successful which led him to
hire carter due to his supervised excavations within the temple of Hatshepsut
in Luxor and his usage of advanced methods of archaeology and recording.
They both believed that the tomb of Tutankhamen simply forgotten and it’s time
the world remembers the name of king Tutankhamun once again.
On November 4, 1922, while systematically investigating a line of huts,
the young water boy stumbled on a stone that appeared to be the top.
of a flight of steps cut into the bedrock so after clearing the debris and starting
a slow careful excavation a sunken staircase discovered leading to
a mud-plastered doorway that carried the royal seals of King Tut.
What is King’s Tut Pharaoh’s Curse?
People from all over the world seemed to pay more attention to the mystical
phenomenon known as the “Pharaoh’s Curse” which states that anyone
who disturbs the final rest of the Pharaoh shall meet his final demise.
Lord Carnarvon died five months directly after the discovery that led
to the birth of various supernatural speculations which remain only
speculations as out of the fifty-eight people who were present only.
eight passed away within a couple of years and the rest lived very peaceful lives like
Howard Carter passed away at the age of 64 in 1939. Many scholars
believe that curse is nothing more than a series of traps filled with deadly gas, chemical, bacterial, or even radiation.
Death of King Tutankhamen
Death of King Tutankhamun is an immortal mystery as it’s unusual for
pharaohs kings to die at this early age, he suffered from countless
disabilities and diseases that made researchers and scientists search
in this puzzle for countless years, they found a hole in his skull and fracture in
his leg which indicates he in an accident or probably murdered.
The tomb of King Tut is the most preserved and intact tomb in the history
of ancient Egyptian archaeology. On 16 February 1923, the tomb was open
for the first time and About 5.398 items found which Carter took
10 years to fully document like Tut’s magical golden face mask, the inner
the coffin of three Sarcophagus made of 450 pounds of solid gold, his dagger which
made from a fallen meteorite, archery bow, golden chariot.
and various marvelous items. Its discovery covered by every media outlet
& press organization on earth that captured the attention of everyone around
the world and started a powerful attraction to the field of Egyptology till our current day.