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Discovering Tut: the Saga Continues’ gives an insight into the mystery surrounding the life and death of Tutankhamun. the last teenage ruler of the powerful Pharaoh dynasty that had ruled Egypt for centuries.
- King Tut was the last ruler of his family’s line, and his funeral brought an end to this powerful dynasty.
- Tut’s father or grandfather, Amenhotep III was a powerful pharaoh who ruled for about four decades during the dynasty’s golden age.
- His son, Amenhotep IV shocked the country by attacking Amun, a major God. smashing his images and closing all his temples.
- He changed his name to Akhenatcn and promoted the worship of Aten or the sun disk.
- After his death, a mysterious ruler. Smcnkhkare appeared briefly and exited with hardly a trace.
- When Tut took over, he changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun and restored the old ways.
- However. Tut ruled for nine years and then died mysteriously.
- In 1922. his tomb was discovered by Howard Carter.
ø Tut was buried with every day things that he’d want in the afterlife.
ø Board games, bronze razor, linen undergarments, cases of food and wine.
ø A shroud adorned with garlands of olive leaves, wild celery, lotus petals and cornflowers-Evidence of burial in March-April.
ø Glittering goods, precious collars .necklaces, bracelets, rings, sandals and now iconic inner coffin and mask—all of pure gold.
- The ritual resins had hardened, thereby cementing Tut to the bottom of his solid gold coffin. Carter finally had to chisel the mummy away
Intriguing Mystery of death of King Tut through computed tomography(CT)
- In 1968 an anatomy professor X-rayed the mummy and revealed that Tut’s breast bone and front ribs were missing.
- This fact gives us a clue that Tut. in all likelihood did not die a natural death.
- At 6.00 pm on 5 January 2005 Tut’s mummy was scanned under the supervision of Zahi Hawass. Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.
- A portable CT machine donated by National geographic society and seimens scanned the mummy head to toe to record the minutest detail.
- Curse of the Pharoah-Thc fans of the CTscan machine got stuck with the sand and stopped working.Then the jokingly said it is the curse of the pharaoh.Later another pair of white plastic fans were arranged which worked well enough.
- Less than three hours after he was removed from his coffin, the pharaoh again rested in peace in the tomb.
Question. What startling fact was revealed about Tut in 1968?
Ans. In 1968, Tut’s mummy was X-rayed. It revealed a startling fact that the breast bone and the front ribs were found missing in the chest. It suggested that Tut might not have died a natural death. He could have been murdered.
Question. Who was Tutankhamun?
Ans. Tutankhamun was a pharoh of ancient Egypt. He was the last heir of royal family that had ruled Egypt for centuries.
Question. Why was Tut’s body buried along with gilded treasures?
Ans. In Tut’s time, the royals thought that they could take their riches to the after life. So Tut’s body was also buried along with a lot of gold and things of everyday need.
Question. How did Carter separate Tut’s mummy from Coffin?
Ans. The solidified resins had cemented Tut’s mummy to the bottom of his coffin. Carter tried to loosen the resins in sun’s heat, but could n’t succeed. At last, he used a chiesel to separate Tut’s mummy from coffin.
Question. What did Amenhotep IV do when he became pharaoh?
Ans. Amenhotep made his people worship the sun god Aten. He smashed all the images of Amun and closed his temples. He even changed his religious capital from Thebes to new City of Akhenaten.
Question. Why did the boy king change his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankamun?
Ans. Amun was a major God in ancient Egypt. But the previous king had made his people worship the sun God Aten. He smashed all images of Amun & closed his temples. When young Tut took the throne, he restored the old ways. He changed his own name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun which means ‘living image of Amun’.