Tutankhamun | Mysteries of Pharaoh`s Life And Death

Tutankhamun was the son of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton) and Queen Kiya being a Pharaoh of Egypt between 1333 BC – 1324 BC, part of the Golden Age of the Pharaohs. His full name was Tutankhaton Tut-ankh-Aton. Tutankhamon married at the age of seven with his step-sister Ankesenamon taking over the throne at the age of nine years after the death of his brother Smenkhkare. He was a pharaoh of Egypt for nine years at the age of 18.

He was born in 1343 BC at Amarna. According to the analysis of AND, he was the son of Pharaoh Akhenaten (or Amenhotep IV), the heretic pharaoh who refused to worship the traditional gods and worshipped him only on the Aten- disk of the sun. His mother is not known who he was, but his doctor’s name, Maia and his tutor, Sennedjem, is known. Tut became a pharaoh at the age of 9 at the decision of Vizir Ay and General Horemheb to maintain the stability of the new Egyptian kingdom after the death of Pharaoh Akhenaten. They both grew up and educated him, especially Ay who loved him. He ruled shortly, only nine years, and married his step-sister, Ankhesenamun (daughter of Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti), and with whom he had two children, both dead at birth.

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Initially, do not call him Tutankhamun, and Tutankhaten (ending from his father). He changed his ending from “-aten” to “-amon” to prove he was a follower of the traditional gods, including Amon (the Teban Sun of the Sun), and not Aten, the god revered by his father. He also dedicated a temple to the god Amun. Tutankhamun had a height of 1, 80 meters, inheriting features such as the broad incisors on the genealogy line of the Pharaoh Thutmosis. He was born with labia and palatine clefts, a deformed left leg and scoliosis that prevented him from going normal (symptoms and malformations due to incest being practised for a long time by the pharaonic family). As the contents of the tomb show us, he leans on a cane. He also suffered from malaria that weakened his immune system and epilepsy.

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The Hypotheses of Tutankhamun’s Death


It is assumed that Tutankhamun would have been killed by a headshot. The main suspect would have been Ay, his successor who would have killed him motivated by taking over the throne. An X-ray of the mummy indicates a blood clot in the skull. In 1925, his mummy was opened and analyzed by Howard Carter’s team, then in 1969 and in 1986 with X-rays, and in 2005, he was tested with the scanner. Radiographs show more fractures, but these were produced by Carter’s team. Radiographs show that he was healthy and had no trace of infection, indicating that he did not die for natural reasons. A radiograph of his head indicates a blood clot in his head, which would mean he was hit in the head. But who killed him? Many indicate that the suspect was even his wife, Ankesekhamon.

Besides the mummy, two dead fetuses were found (one died at birth and the other a few days later after birth), probably his. A tomographic picture of his mummy indicates that he had the straw column indicating he could not move his head, which led to the death of his sons and that he had been killed by his wife because he could not have children due to his health. But the images show that she loved her husband very much, the one who says she would not have killed him, and the crooked column was provoked in embalming.

Other suspects would be Maya, a servant of the pharaoh, but he would not have killed him because he was holding a pharaoh and he was the one who deleted the documents about his tomb place. Another suspect would have been General Horhemheb, but if he had killed him, he’d immediately take his place, and he was the one who was teaching the pharaoh. The last suspect is his vision, Ay. He would have killed him to take his power and leadership, which really happened. But despite all these assumptions, the absolute cause of his death is not known with absolute certainty today. Tutankhamon became famous due to the fact that his tomb discovered by Egyptologist Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings was the only grave to escape the treacherous treasurers, but also the profaners of the Pharaoh’s post-contemporary.

The Curse of Tutankhamun

“Death will rebuke it with hers, which will disturb the silence of the pharaoh.” This inscription inside the tomb of Tutankhamon gained a strange echo when the fate of those who profaned this sacred tomb became known.

The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb

On February 18, 1923, the “official inauguration” of digging took place. After a few days, Lord Carnarvon died of a mosquito, saying before death: “It’s over, I heard the call and I’m getting ready!” Almost at that moment, light He died in the room, across the hotel, and all across the city. His morning was due to a mosquito-bite bite identical to that on Tutankhamon’s mummified body (on the cheek). So the legend of the Tutankhamen curse was born. Six years after it died another 12 people who were part of Carnarvon’s team died. In the years that followed, a few other people who had a connection with the expedition died.

The dead list did not stop: Secretary of the expedition Richard Bethell was found dead in his bed. Radiologist Archibald Reid, who used X-rays on Tutankhamon’s body, complained that he was exhausted. Shortly after his return to England he died. Arthur Mace, one of the expedition’s leaders, suddenly entered a coma and died before that the doctors establish the diagnosis. In 1930, only two of the team members who entered the king’s grave was still alive. The Pharaoh’s Pharos had an effect half a century from the first victim.

In 1970, the only survivor of the expedition, old Adamson aged 70, He gave an interview to a television station. He told viewers he did not believe in Tutankhamon’s curse. After he left the TV studio his cab was involved in an accident. Adamson was thrown out of the car on the street where he would be killed by a carriage. In 1972, it was agreed that the Tutankhamon treasury in the Cairo Museum would be taken to the London Museum for an exhibition.

The transport of the treasure was supervised by Dr Gamal Mehrez, who was the general manager of the antiquities department of the museum and responding to the pharaohs’ mummies and treasures. He said, “I, more than any of this world, have had links to the tombs and mummies of the Pharaohs. And yet I’m alive. I do not believe any moment in the curse. ” The Tutankhamun treasure was moved from the Cairo Museum on February 3, 1972. On that day, doctor Mehrez died suddenly. He was 52 years old, it is said that Carter died also because of a mosquito bite and the last his words told his servant, “I see him, he calls me to him, he comes to take me”.

Tutankhamon’s Curse Still Makes Victims: British journalist Lesley-Ann Jones inherited from his former home two relics stolen from the tomb of Tutankhamon. Immediately after receiving the inheritance consisting of textile fragments, seeds and food scraps from the tomb of the pharaoh, the woman Divorced, lost his literary agent in a stupid accident, made meningitis and skin cancer, and was about to be killed by a hot man who was about to steal his ring.


  1. http://news.nationalgeographic.com
  2. http://www.history.com
  3. http://www.historymuseum.ca

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