Egyptologists have found that during the burial with the body of Tutankhamun was treated extremely carelessly
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Scientists came to this conclusion after re-examining the tomb of the boy-king. He was buried in a hurry, using a grave reserved for someone else.
Today, Tutankhamun is one of the most famous Egyptian pharaohs, but also one of the most mysterious. The son of the powerful and controversial Amenhotep IV, Tutankhamen ascended the throne after the death of his father, writes The Grunge.
At that time he was about 9 years old. A nine-year-old child was not quite ready to rule a powerful civilization, so any political and military decisions were made by elders and military leaders. It is difficult to know how the pharaoh “ruled” for the next 10 years, until his death around 1323 BC. , and how many of his decisions were made by people working “behind the scenes”, especially because Tutankhamun was a very weak boy.
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According to Egyptologists, Tutankhamun suffered from a bone disease, he had a clubfoot, and he had to use a cane. DNA tests conducted in 2010 also showed that Tutankhamen contracted malaria several times, the oldest genetic evidence of the disease found so far, and that he suffered a severe fracture of his femur.
There has long been debate about exactly how Tutankhamen died. The popular theory has always been that he was poisoned or killed with a blow to the head, which would explain why he was buried in a hurry and his body was not treated as carefully as expected. But other theories suggest that he may have died of blood poisoning or even an accident.
Burial is unsuitable for a king
When English archaeologist Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922, little was known about the boy king. Archaeologists at the time did not have the proper technology to figure out what happened to the young pharaoh, but it was clear from the start that his tomb was not like other royal burials.
Tutankhamun's tomb is quite small and devoid of the splendor you expect from a man of his status. Most likely, this is due to the fact that the pharaoh died young and unexpectedly, so there was no ready grave for him. As a result, he was buried in a hurry, using a grave reserved for someone else. For some time, experts even thought that there might be a secret room in the tomb, which only seemed small, but in fact they were mistaken. Scans and studies of the burial did not reveal anything else.
Another sign of how quickly the king was buried are the numerous brown spots on the walls and frescoes. It was only recently that scientists discovered that the stains are the result of fungal and bacterial by-products caused by too hasty plastering and painting work, indicating that the tomb was sealed before the walls were completely dry. Immediately, the young ruler was embalmed in a hurry.