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King Tutankhamen’s Death

  • Date Submitted: 01/30/2012 01:34 PM
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King Tutankhamen’s Death
King Tutankhamen was mysteriously killed after a short reign as Egypt’s
Pharaoh. There are many theories surrounding the abrupt death of the young boy-king. This tragedy was caused from one of two possibilities. Firstly, there’s the theory of his assassination. Secondly, an unfortunate illness and injury may have led to his unexpected death. What we do know was that Tutankhamen became a ruler of Egypt in 1343 BCE at the age of 9. He succeeded King Ikhnaton to the throne and reigned for 9 years before mysteriously passing away.
            Egyptologist Bob Brier strongly believes that Tutankhamen was murdered while watching a documentary. The skull had markings, which indicate that Tutankhamen may have been struck in the back of the head. Brier’s theory   is that Ay, Tutankhamen’s chief advisor, became greedy and envious of   the king. Coincidently, Ay was given the throne after King Tutankhamen’s death. This was enough of a motive for the king’s slaying. In addition, Tutankhamen was much more younger and inexperienced than the people closest to him, which was good reason for his them to conspire against him.
            There have been recent discoveries in this mystery, which indicate that Tutankhamen was killed when he was hunting. Zahi Hawass, general secretary of Egypt’s Supreme Council said, "He was not murdered as many people thought. He had an accident when he was hunting in the desert. Falling from a chariot made this fracture in his left leg and this really is in my opinion how he died." It was a fact that King Tutankhamen was a hunter and it was highly possible that he was knocked off his chariot, which lead to his head trauma. Botanist Nigel Hepper found out that the flowers around the king’s mummy indicate that he was buried around December or January, which was primarily hunting season. In addition to his head trauma, recent studies indicate that King Tutankhamen suffered a severe leg injury that led to a lethal blood...

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