| Tuesday, January 18, 2005
| REMEMBERING THE BOY PHAROAH OF EGYPT
|FIVE ESSENTIAL THINGS ABOUT KING TUT
"The Boy King" was a very minor Pharoah. His reign
quite short-- the Egyptian equivalent of
William Henry Harrison.
Tut's tomb was the archeological find of all time.
Other pharoahs crypts had been plundered long ago, but
5,000 objects of incalculable value still lay beside
Tut as they had for 3,000 years. When just 55 of them
toured here (USA) in 1977, a million people came to
the Field Museaum(Chicago)to view them.
King Tut lies in the valley of the Kings. He's likely
the only pharoah still there . A plan to test his DNA to
establish his lineage was nixed in 2000.
Rumors of a curse flew when mere weeks after the 1922
discovery of the tomb by archeologist Howard Carter,
his sponsors, Lord Carnarvon, died. Fed by Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle, the rumors grew when 6 more from the Tut
expedition died within 10 years. But Carter, who should
have topped the hit list, lived till 1940 and Richard
Adamson, his security chief, who SLEPT INSIDE the tomb
for 7 years, died in 1982.
SINCE TUT DIED AT 18 OR SO, and his skull bears signs of
injury, some say he was murdered, sleuths on the case have
included the Hardy Boys and the Two Utah cops who recently
said on TV that Tut was slain by his vizier. Others say
he died of natural causes, and was actually much loved
by his people for bringing back the old Gods after his dad.
An early monotheist, had tried imposing one diety on
(abstracted from CHICTRIBMAG)
|posted by infraternam meam @ 5:43 AM