Facts About King Tut Part 3

In this final installment of King Tut facts, you will learn what has happened to the physical state of his final resting place and whether or not his burial grounds were looted. What do you think thieves had their eyes set on? Other features of this article include the thoughts that researchers had on some of the X-rays done on King Tut’s mummy.

X-rays completed on Tutankhamun’s skull shows that he might have sustained an injury to the base of his skull. The cause of his death is unclear and many researchers will debate over the final days of the ancient Egyptian ruler.

King Tut’s mummy has been X-rayed a total of three instances since 1926. The first time an X-Ray took place at the University of Liverpool and revealed a dense spot located at the lower back of the skull. It was assessed that he may have suffered a subdural hematoma, which could have come from an accident. Most people would surmise that the young king was murdered. A group from the University of Michigan conducted a second round of X-Rays on King Tut.

A team of Egyptian scientists conducted X-Rays on the mummy in 2005, which is where interesting details surfaced. This is when a CT scan was performed on King Tut. It would raise new eyebrows to whether or not the king was murdered after someone hit him in the back of the head.

It is thought that King Tut’s tomb was robbed at least two times during ancient times. Researchers believe that the common items taken at the time were perishable oils and perfumes.

Over time, the location of his tomb was lost when stone chips buried its existence when other tombs were placed in its vicinity. It is thought that the debris accumulated after being dumped in the area or was washed into the region by floods.

In King Tut’s tomb, ancient Egyptian games were uncovered.

A team of Egyptian archeologists entered the tomb of King Tut on September 24, 2007 and uncovered eight baskets of 3,000 year old doum fruit (edible oval fruit that comes from a palm tree) in the treasury of the tomb. This native to the Nile Valley fruit is traditionally present at funerals. 50 clay pots displaying the official seal of the king were also uncovered. It is believed that the pots were filled with money , a custom that a pharaoh takes whatever is in his tomb with him into the afterlife. While the objects have been found, the actual contents have not been revealed. They are still closed and have not been removed from the tomb.

King Tut was born in 1341 BC and died in 1323 BC.

When he became pharaoh, King Tut was only eight or nine years of age. King Tut would only rule over Egypt for about ten years. He died when he was around 18 or 19 years old.