Investigating the possible Murder of Tutankhamun
Background information about the possible murder of Tutankhamun and a prime suspect - Amun Priest. In 1968 and 1978 x-ray examinations of the mummy of Tutankhamun revealed that the mummy of King Tut had a mysterious dense spot on the lower back of the skull. This lead to speculation that the young King Tut had been killed, or murdered, by a blow on his head. But did Did an Amun Priest Kill King Tut??
Did an Amun High Priest Kill King Tut? - The Suspect an Amun High Priest
An Amun Priest has been put forward as a prime suspect in the possible murder of King Tut. But why would a priest of the god Amun want to murder the young Pharaoh Tutankhamun?
Did an Amun High Priest Kill King Tut? - Did an Amun High Priest have the Opportunity?
Our Western view of a priest is of a man dedicated to a religious life of prayer and ceremony. However in Ancient Egypt the role of a priest was very different. A pharaoh was seen as a living god. The priests were therefore tasked with both worshipping and advising the pharaoh, a living deity.