Essay about RE: Week 10 Discussion 1

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King Tutankhamen
Professor Lilia Fontana
HUM 111
King Tutankhamun, also referred to as (King Tut), was a Pharaoh of Egypt who accomplished very little in his life, this is due to the fact that he died at a young of age of 18. He had no sufficient accomplishments or victories; but, he's the foremost recognized and possibly the most known Egyptian ruler today. His fame is attributed to the discovery of his tomb and his elaborate treasure. King Tutankhamen Tomb
King Tutankhamun, tomb was discovered November 4, 1922 in the Valley of the Kings by Howard Carter. It was an extraordinary discovery that made national headlines. Up until the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, it was believed that all royal tombs had been robbed and drained of their treasure. This was the first time a tomb had been discovered that had not invaded by robbers. Inside one of the chambers, there were murals painted on the walls that told the story of Tutankhamun's life and funeral. In the room were also various artifacts for his journey oils, perfumes, toys from his childhood, precious jewelry, and statues of gold and ebony. They found much of its contents and structure miraculously intact. Amongst the items found was a stone sarcophagus enclosing three coffins, one inside the other, with the final coffin made of pure gold. Inside of the third coffin was King Tut's royal mummy was revealed, preserved for more than 3,000 years. As archaeologists surveyed the mummy, they found other artifacts, including bracelets, rings and collars (National Geographic magazine, 2014). Over the next 17 years, Carter and his associates carefully excavated the four-room tomb, uncovering an incredible collection of thousands of priceless objects. King Tutankhamen Death Although King Tutankhamun died over thousands of years ago, today there are still mystery surrounding his death and mummification. There is some rumor that Tutankhamun was murdered, this is based on a X-ray taken in 1968 showing a hole in the mummy's cranium. Modern CT scans revealed greater detail, allowing scholars to recreate his face and deflate the theory of murder by blunt force. Experts now believe archaeologists produced the hole when they detached Tutankhamun mask. (Independent Digital News, 2014).
According to the September 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine, Tutankhamun death was accidental. He was the result of an incestuous relationship and, because of that, may have suffered from several genetic defects like malaria and a possibly a degenerative bone condition called avascular bone necrosis, that could have contributed to his early death. Curse of the Pharaoh
Ever since the discovery of King Tutankhamun tomb in 1922, there has been fear of the supernatural. The interest with King Tutankhamen's curse stems from his own death. Journalists reported that an inscription near the door of King Tutankhamen's tomb read, "Death shall come on swift wings to him who disturbs the peace of the King". Once some of the archaeologists and workers who desecrated the tomb of Tutankhamen were reported to have died horrible and early deaths, the “curse of the mummy's tomb" began to take to life. It was said at the moment of Lord Carnarvon's death, the lights went out in Cairo and that back in England his dog, Susie, let out a great howl and died in the same instant. These reported events are difficult to prove or disprove. It was reported by experts that