King Tut Essay

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Egyptian pharaoh, King Tutankhamen, is the most well-known and studied Egyptian pharaoh. It was not until Egyptologist Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered the unmarked tomb in the valley of the Kings in 1922 that anyone knew the young pharaoh. When Carter discovered Tut’s tomb, his tomb was dazzling with golden artifacts capturing the public imagination resulting in one of Egypt most famous and intensively studied mummies. Studying Tut’s tomb has contributed to public’s knowledge of what ancient Egyptian life, culture, and religion were liked.
Tutankhamen also known as King Tut, was born in 1341 BC. Tut was the youngest Egyptian pharaoh who ruled Egypt from the age of nine until his death in 1323 BC. He was eighteen-years-old when he died. It is believed that ancient Egyptian pharaohs were well fed and fiercely protected. King Tut has been dead for more than 3,300 years; the mystery surrounding his death and mummification continues to haunt
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It revealed that his breastbone and the stubs of ribs lined up along the backbone were missing. There was also a hole in skull cavity. Scientist believed Tut’s chest damage occurred during postmortem or embalming. A true computer tomography (CT) scan occurred January 5, 2005 under the direction of Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. The CT scan offers advantages over the previous x-ray because it stitches together many x-rays in cross section to create a virtual body. Experts believed that CT scan would offer clues about Tut’s life and death. Additionally, the CT scan provided precise data for accurate forensic reconstruction of Tut’s life. The resulting images were never released to the public, but the images confirmed extreme damage to Tut’s torso and broken leg. The images did disprove the fact the he was not murdered by a lethal blow to the
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