Tutankhamun's Death Theory

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Tutankhamun was a young pharaoh that ruled Ancient Egypt between the periods of 1332 bc to 1323 bc. His death was unknown for a long time but recently a theory has risen that is most likely to be true. Tutankhamun death was caused by a chariot accident. There is medical evidence that supports this theory, helping people understand how his death was caused. There is a large amount of additional evidence that supports his accidental death. The young king was not disloyal to his people so murder was not a realistic cause of death.

Tutankhamun was killed by a chariot accident. An accident is when something happens unexpectedly or unintentionally. It is unlikely that it was murder. There is large amounts of medical evidence supporting Tutankhamun's
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Inside his tomb many scientists found additional evidence to uphold the theory of his accidental death. There is proof of him riding as a sport in his spare time by the large amounts of chariots found in his tomb. An example of this is a UK website said that the chariots found in his tomb had ‘wear and tear’ which means that they had been used for war and hunting. These were buried with him to fight in battle or hunt in the afterlife. On the back wall of his tomb, a painting showed Tutankhamun fighting in a battle. his face was pulled back into a look of focus that showed he fought for his country and would die for his people even if it was not an accident. Behind him was a large cluster of his people that he would have called his ‘army’. In addition to this hundreds of bows and arrows were found stashed in his tomb which not only would he have used to fight during the war but also would assist him in the afterlife. His medical examination gave viewers an insight into his injuries and they found he suffered from a knee injury. In his tomb many walking sticks were found, this adds to the fact that he was buried with the leg injury not being healed or fixed as he would needs support with his movement in the afterlife. There was a cache of clothing found inside his tomb. One specific item was highlighted by the the scientists investigating his tomb. It was a corset made for him. These corsets were made to protect the lower abdomen. These were often used for people who hunted during winter. There was evidence that gave us an indication into which month he could have passed away. A garland of flowers was hung around the Pharos neck when he was found. These flowers were only found in the months of March and April. Scientists found that these were freshly picked at the time of his death. It takes seventy days for the burial to take place so in this
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