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    In any case, upon his death, Tutankhamun was buried in the Valley of the Kings (also called KV), a location where many respected pharaohs of the New Kingdom were also buried. Compared to the others, his tomb seems even smaller. This location was likely chosen in order to connect himself with the great kings of the past by proximity and publically indicate his authority even after death. It is also likely to have been a way to further establish Thebes as the capital city, the place that Akhenaten moved the capital away from and that Tutankhamun returned it to (Gardiner 1961:236). As mentioned prior, the artifacts that were either from or reflective of the Amarna Period were probably a way to connect himself better to his father, his true bloodline…

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    SILVERMAN, DAVID P. “THE TREASURES OF TUTANKHAMUN.” Archaeology, vol. 29, no. 4, 1976, pp. 232–241. www.jstor.org/stable/41706084. The Treasures of Tutankhamun discusses how this young king was able to reestablish order in the Egyptian civilization, and what artifacts lay beneath his tomb. I plan on using this source for background information on King Tut before his death and to discuss the key relic discover in his tomb. “Work at the Tomb of Tutankhamun.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art…

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    KING TUTANKHAMUN King Tutankhamun was born in 1341 BCE, in Circa and died in 1359 BCE. His tomb is in the Valley of Kings. He was part of ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty. His name at birth was Tutankhaten (living image of Aten) and he changed it to Tutankhamun (living image of Amun) after becoming king. He is also known as “the Boy King” of ancient Egypt and King Tut. Experts believe he died because of a diseases like malaria and a gangrene infection from an injured leg. He died at the age of 19…

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    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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    Professor Harrison was asked to comment on the findings of the x-ray of the skull of Tutankhamun. He pointed out the presence at the base of thehead, close to the neck of an inexplicable density or dark area. This density could have been caused by a hemorrhage under the membranes overlapping the brain in this region. He gave his opinion that this could have been caused by a blow to the back of the head and this in turn could have been responsible for Tutankhamun’s death (Collins &…

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    Early Life King Tutankhamun was born in 1341 B.C. Tutankhamun means,''the living image of Aten''. In his time, ancient Egypt was going through a great social and political upheaval, meaning sudden changes. Tutankhamen's father was forbidden to worship other gods in favor of one of the gods, Aten.This is why they call his father the "heretic king". Akhenaten was going to attempt to elevate the other gods. However, what he also wanted to do is reduce power from priests. The people that…

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    Cairo city and focused on investigating Ancient Egypt, although her parent tried to prevent it. She accidently found information of Tutankhamun known as King Tut that began ruling at 9 and died at 18. That was so impressive with a little girl. Fortunately, her class had a chance to go to the tomb of King Tut and she didn’t…

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    King Tutankhamun

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    Post 1 (Did You Know) Image Text: King Tutankhamun was buried with a dagger made out of meteorite iron! AT: Tutankhamun was mummified more than 3,300 years ago and ancient Egyptians attached great significance to meteoritic iron for the production of fine ornamental or ceremonial objects. #DidYouKnow Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36432635 Proposed images:…

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    Tutankhamun Theory

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    Looking over this subject, I have carefully constructed a theory that King Tutankhamun died gradually from an infected wound caused by a battle wound while walking home from the battle. The first piece of evidence that proves this is that x-rays reveal that Tutankhamun had no knee cap and multiple leg wounds which look as to have been made by a sharp point. Secondly, there are many chariots and arrows in his tomb which indicate his involvement in wars. Thirdly, there were several walking sticks…

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    What secrets does “Opening of the Mouth Ceremony” hold? British archaeologists Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in November 1922, which located in the Egypt of the king’s valley. The tomb was filed with beautiful artifacts their beauty and a testament the skill of Egyptian craftsmen. Also, revealed the lifestyles and exposed religions and belief of Egyptian. Each wall of the tomb has it own story with specific theme. In the north wall of Tutankhamun’s burial chamber “Opening of…

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