King Tut Case Study

1099 Words 5 Pages
Register to read the introduction… This has been studied throughout the years and has even been linked to a broken leg that the remains of king Tut show evidence of. According to Hutan Ashrafian, a surgeon at Imperial College London, Tut suffered from a hereditary form of epilepsy. Ashrafian said of Tut's supposed feminine features the king has been depicted in statues and renderings as having had breasts and wide hips are signs that he had a form of epilepsy that affects the temporal lobe, which is known to be involved with hormone release. The disease might be to blame for Tut's death in addition to the deaths of several of his predecessors who died at young ages, Ashrafian claims (Bindley, …show more content…
Some even say that he was not murdered and the damage to his skull was done during the mummification process. I may be a pessimist or sinister mind but I believe that king Tut was murdered by his trusted regent and administrator. I believe this because it is so typical and make so much sense its the age old tale of jealousy that ends in bloody murder. Human beings have advanced much since the days of King tut but our nature remains the same no matter how much we deny it we are evil beings by nature full of selfishness, and jealousy. We must fight the battle in our minds to surpress these parts of our nature in efforts to actually be better men and women. This battle is a day to day struggle for mankind and some days we are victorious and some days we fall in defeat, and must re-calibrate our moral …show more content…
In Tuts short time on earth he made his mark which is all we can hope to do. His story is intriguing and draws in the youth because the identify with him and he draws in the old because of the controversy which swirls around his story. There is not a day where I don't turn on the history or discover channel and see programs on ancient Egypt and the pharaohs of that time. I always take a moment to think about tutankhamun and what he would have accomplished has his life not been cut so tragically short, I guess the world will never know.


Sayre, H. M. (2011). The Stability of Ancient Egypt. In The Humanities: Culture, Continuity and Change (1st ed., p. 87). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey/USA: Prentice Hall .

Maugh, T. H. (1997, January 18). A Tut Whodunit - Los Angeles Times. Featured Articles From The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 8, 2013, from

Bindley, K. (2012, September 12). King Tut Death: Epilepsy Killed Boy King Tutankhamun, New Theory Suggests. Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post. Retrieved February 8, 2013, from

Related Documents