associated with studying Egyptology!
Egyptology is a relatively new
subject but it covers events which occurred thousands of years ago.
Egyptology and Ancient Egyptian archaeology is in a state of constant
transition, with much of the terminology and chronology in dispute and
subject to change due to new technology, facts and information that
A prime example of this is that in 1968 and 1978
x-ray examination of the Tutankhamun mummy lead to significant
speculation that the young King Tut had been killed by a blow on his
By 2005 this changed when a further examination using a CT scan on the mummy revealed that the skull
injury was likely to have been caused during the embalming process.
problem is that no one knows for sure
exactly what happened! Then there's the terminology, religion and the
culture which is alien to Western Society.
incorrect information add to the problems when studying the
subject of Egyptology. But problems aside, it is without doubt
the most interesting and fascinating subject to study!