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King Tut

  1. 1. King Tut By Kate Fernandes 8-41
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>King Tutankhamen is one of the most famous pharaohs ever to reign. He actually didn’t get too much accomplished in his ten years as pharaoh. The reason King Tut is so famous is because of his tomb. His tomb was found in almost perfect condition which interested historians and the media. King Tut is a very well known pharaoh to this day. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Early Life of Tutankhamun <ul><li>Tutankhamun’s given name was Tutankhaton which meant “Living image of Aten” </li></ul><ul><li>His parents were most likely King Akhenaten and Kiya </li></ul><ul><li>He was born during the Armana period which centered around his father </li></ul><ul><li>He spent his childhood in Egypt’s new capital, Armana </li></ul>
  4. 4. New Life as a Pharaoh <ul><li>Akhenaten died when Tutankhaton was only eight or nine years old </li></ul><ul><li>Since he was so young Ay and Hermhab were though to have helped him with many decisions </li></ul><ul><li>One of the first actions took by King Tut was to steer his people away from the Armana relgion </li></ul><ul><li>He then restored the orthodox belief in the pantheon of the gods </li></ul>
  5. 5. Life As a Pharaoh Continued… <ul><li>King Tut had married his half-sister, Ankhensenpaaton, who’s parents were Akhenaten and Nefertiti </li></ul><ul><li>After the change in the religious they changed their names to Tutankhamun and Ankhsenamun </li></ul><ul><li>Tutankhaten is translated to be “Living Image of Aten” but Tutankhamen means “Living Image of Amun” </li></ul><ul><li>At the exact moment Lord Carnarvon died all the lights went out in Cairo </li></ul>
  6. 6. King Tut’s Death <ul><li>Many historians couldn’t figure out what caused King Tut’s death </li></ul><ul><li>In 1986, Ronald Harrison took a x-ray of King Tut’s head </li></ul><ul><li>They found fragments of bone inside of his skull </li></ul><ul><li>That lead them to believe that there could have been an injury including his head </li></ul><ul><li>The positioning of the injury was not an area that could be damaged accidentally </li></ul>
  7. 7. King Tut’s Death Continued… <ul><li>The idea of King Tut being murdered was strongly insisted by Bob Brier </li></ul><ul><li>He believed that Ay (a high ranking official) had killed King Tut </li></ul><ul><li>Ay was given the throne after King Tut’s death which would of given him motive to get rid of Tut </li></ul><ul><li>Ankhesenamun was forced to marry Ay after King Tut passed away </li></ul><ul><li>That is what gave him the right to gain leadership over Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>Horemhab was also a suspect (He was also a high ranking official that helped Tut with his decisions) </li></ul><ul><li>Horemhab got the throne after Ay died and restored life back to the traditional ways </li></ul><ul><li>That could of given him the motive to kill Tut </li></ul><ul><li>All evidence points to King Tut being murdered but we will never know by who because of the many years that have gone by </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Discovery <ul><li>King Tut’s tomb was found in The Valley of The Kings on November 4, 1922 </li></ul><ul><li>It was discovered by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvan </li></ul><ul><li>The digging for the tomb began on November 1 st , 1921 </li></ul><ul><li>The tomb was believed to be robbed twice because of damage they found </li></ul><ul><li>There were many valuables left untouched that are now in the Cairo Museum for all to view </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Discovery Continued… <ul><li>The dig was intended to start on November 1, 1914 but they delayed that scheduled date because of World War I </li></ul><ul><li>The dig resumed in 1921 </li></ul><ul><li>They started the dig near Ramsies VI’s tomb hoping King Tut was buried near him </li></ul><ul><li>While near Ramsies VI’s tomb the workers were told to take down an old workmen’s hut which then revealed stairs </li></ul><ul><li>The steps were cleared and down that flight of stairs is where King Tut lied </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Robbery <ul><li>Robbers broke into Tut’s tomb not too long after he was buried </li></ul><ul><li>They had been caught in the act and then the tomb was reorganized and resealed </li></ul><ul><li>Later on work men built huts over the King’s Tomb obstructing it </li></ul><ul><li>After that flooding caused the Tomb to be hidden for thousands of years to come </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Mummy’s Curse <ul><li>After king Tut’s tomb was opened many horrible events took place which lead people to believe that it was a curse </li></ul><ul><li>It was said that who ever entered the tomb would be cursed by the wrath of the mummy </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Carnarvon funded the excavation and died shortly after the discovery </li></ul><ul><li>He died from the bite of a mosquito which got later aggravated by shaving. It then became infected and caused him to diem </li></ul>
  12. 12. Mummy’s Curse Continued <ul><li>The media went crazy over Lord Carnarvon’s death. They thought it was the curse of King Tut that killed him. </li></ul><ul><li>Another story that surfaced was about Howard Carter’s pet canary being killed by a cobra </li></ul><ul><li>Howard Carter himself was not effected by “The Mummy Curse” </li></ul><ul><li>The Curse has not been proven true or false and is left up for you yourself to decide what you believe </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>King Tut is a very famous pharaoh who didn’t get a lot accomplished as pharaoh but is very well known for is well kept tomb. The discovery of his tomb got the media crazy. Whether you want to believe the Mummy’s Curse or that King Tut was murdered that is up to you but King Tut was a very good pharaoh considering he took the throne at such a young age. </li></ul>
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