Wednesday 22nd October 2014,
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Beautiful Pictures of King Tutankhamun’s Treasure

Qossay Takroori 2010/03/01

These absolutely breathtaking images were discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter, an English archaeologist and Egyptologist.

Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled 1333 BC – 1324 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. Tutankhamun was nine years old when he became pharaoh and reigned for approximately ten years. In historical terms, Tutankhamun’s significance stems from his rejection of the radical religious innovations introduced by his predecessor and father, Akhenaten.

Beautiful Pictures of King Tutankhamuns Treasure

Tutankhamun's funeral mask in solid gold inlaid with semi-precious stones and glass-paste

Interestingly, A DNA study released in February 2010 claimed that Tutankhamun was weakened by congenital illnesses and died of complications from the broken leg aggravated by severe brain malaria.

Beautiful Pictures of King Tutankhamuns Treasure

Stopper in the form of the king's head from one of the four canopic urns.

Genetic tests have provided evidence that Tutankhamun and at least four other mummies from his family were infected with Plasmodium falciparum, a parasite that causes an often deadly form of malaria. The team, led by Zahi Hawass, of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo, concluded that the king’s many disorders probably weakened his immune system, so that he could have died after suffering a “sudden leg fracture, possibly introduced by a fall,” which became life-threatening when he got malaria.

Beautiful Pictures of King Tutankhamuns Treasure

Two of the king's daggers, one with a blade of gold, the other of iron.

Beautiful Pictures of King Tutankhamuns Treasure

A model of the pharaoh's boat that he used during his lifetime.

Beautiful Pictures of King Tutankhamuns Treasure

The back of the gold-plated throne, showing queen Ankhesenamun putting the finishing touches to the king's toilet.

Beautiful Pictures of King Tutankhamuns Treasure

The gilt throne is decorated with a scene showing King Tut and his consort.

Beautiful Pictures of King Tutankhamuns Treasure

Life size statue of Tutankhamun made from black wood with applied gilded plaster. The statue is holding a cane as King Tut had a bone condition during his life that meant he hobbled.

About The Author

Hi, I am Qossay Takroori the Founder and Chief editor of Palscience. I enjoy tasting authentic foods, swimming and engaging in constructive conversations. I like meeting people from all over the world so please don't hesitate to drop me a comment or email if you want to chat.

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