Discovering Tut: The Saga Continues Discovering Tut: The Saga Continues

King Tut's body has been subjected to repeated scrutiny.
Tut’s body has been scrutinized by many forensic experts to establish the true cause of his death. He was one of the most significant pharaohs of his time in Egypt. He died under mysterious circumstances and to ascertain the real cause behind his death at such young age a lot of research is made on his mummy.
Howard Carter's investigation was resented.
Carter had to chisel away the solidified resins to raise the king's remains.
Tut's body was buried along with gilded treasures.
The boy king changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun.
List the deeds that led Ray Johnson to describe Akhenaten as "wacky"
What were the results of the CT scan?
List the advances in technology that have improved forensic analysis.
Explain the statement, "King Tut is one of the first mummies to be scanned - in death, as in life moving regally ahead of his countrymen.
Who was King Tut and what is his significance in Egyptian history?
What was the pharaoh's curse? How did it prove ominous?
Who discovered King Tut's tomb and what discoveries did he make?
What revelations were made by Carter on investigating King Tut's coffins?
Who donated the CT machine and what were its results?
When was Tut's body mummified? When was it discovered? After how many years of its burial did it leave its tomb? Why?
What were the tourist doing when they were in the pharohs burial chamber?
What is the significance of the metal gold in the artifacts found in Tut's tomb?
What are referred to as funerary treasures? What does their presence in Tut's tomb tell us about the beliefs of ancient Egyptians?
What unforeseen problem did Carter encounter when he reached King Tut's mummy?
What did Carter report with scientific detachment? What does this tell us about his temperament?
What had led to the cementing of Tut's body to the base of its golden coffin?
What startling fact was revealed about Tut's mummy 40 years after its discovery? Who revealed this fact?
How did King Tut restore the ancient religion in Egypt during his reign?
What was the cause of Zahi Hawass worry and eventual relief?
"Dark-bellied clouds had scudded across the desert sky all day and now were veiling the stars in casket grey." What is the significance of these weather conditions in the context of Tut's CT scan?
“The mummy is in very bad condition because of what Carter did". Why does Zari Hawass make this remark?
Archaeology has changed substantially in the intervening decades. Explain.
“King Tut's demise was a big event, even by royal standards". What does the author mean by this statement?

Related Chapters

View More