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  • Tutankhamun: The Death Of The King Tun

    Tutankhamen was an Egyptian Pharaoh. He was born 1323 BCE and died 1341 BCE (Than, 2010). There are many mysteries surrounding the death of the King Tut but could these mysteries lead to the truth of this young Kings’ death? . “According to Sayre (2012), mummification was a process which took about 70 days to complete. After death, the body was transferred to the House of Beauty, where it was properly embalmed and the inner organs were removed, dried and coated in resin and either preserved in their own special containerscalled canopic jars or wrapped in linen and put back inside the body. The body is then stuffed with linen to hold its natural shape and then surrounded by bags of natron for 40 days. The entire process is overseen by the Overseer of Mystereries, God’s Seal Bearer, who served as the chief surgeon and the lector priest that recited the required texts and incantations (Sayre, 2012, p. 84).” After 40 days, the body was cleansed with spices and perfumes, rubbed with oils to restore some of its suppleness, then it was coated with resin to waterproof it. The nails was sewn back in and articifial eyeballs were inserted in the eye sockets. Cosmetics were applied to the face and then a wig was applied to the head. They dressed the mummy with jewels and the body was wrapped in a shroud of bandages from head to foot along with small figurines and amulets to as protection on the journey through the underworld. Then finally a mask was placed on the head and…

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  • King Tut's Painted Wooden Chest

    New Kingdom Egypt was an era that was fit for a king and queen, but to be specific it was fit for a Pharaoh. Being a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt, meant that they had a lot of responsibility and was looked up to. Well known today and youngest Pharaoh during the New Kingdom era was no other than the Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Otherwise known as King Tut. In many of the wall paintings in his burial chamber, it depicts his accomplishments during the time he was alive and the welcoming he received from the…

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  • King Tutankhamen Research Paper

    Although many people don't know who King Tutankhamen's real mother is, some do believe that his step-mother is Queen Nefertiti. When King Akhenaten changed the religion of the Egyptians, Queen Nefertiti fully supported his decision. Although there are many conclusions made about King Tut's mother no one knows the truth. Siblings King Tutankhamen had two siblings a half-sister. His half-sister, who was also his wife, was Ankhesenpaaten, who also changed her name. Her names before were…

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  • The Funerary Mask Of King Tutankhamun

    The Funerary Mask of King Tutankhamun Ever heard the phrase Kings never die, well neither do Pharaohs. For year’s archeologist have been discovering tombs of pharaohs and their families trying to get an understanding of who they were. Many tombs of the pharaohs were ravaged through and amazing art was taken by tomb robbers but still they were able to find beautiful works of art and even funeral masks. Arguably the most famous mask to date is King Tutankhamun. Along with the mask there were many…

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  • Akhenaten's Religious Revolution

    pharaoh is a matter of guesswork and his age was never specified in ancient texts. Amenhotep IV went through the rites of passage into adulthood at about the age of 14.” ” In any case, Prince must have been of an age to be able to sire children upon attaining the kingship. Since he had one daughter by the first year of his reign, this could place him at as young as eleven or twelve,” Lopez continues. Lorenz also points out that “the Akhenaten was married to Nefertiti, who is now famous…

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