History Embalmed

Who Killed King Tut?

Was it Murder?
This section deals with the mystery surrounding the death of King Tut. Why is there so much controversy surrounding this subject? Why is there the suspicion that this Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt was deliberately put to death?

Was the Pharaoh King Tut murdered? If so, who would have wanted to murder him? What were their possible motives? Or did he just die from more natural causes? Each of these issues are addressed in this section in search of an answer to the question - Who Killed King Tut?

Did Ankhesenpaaten Kill King Tut?

Did a Soldier Kill King Tut?

Did Ay Kill King Tut?

Did Horemheb Kill King Tut?

Did Tey Kill King Tut?

Did an Amun Priest Kill King Tut?

Who Killed Tutankhamun?- Was it Murder?

  • Who Killed King Tut? Was Pharaoh Tutankhamun really murdered?

  • The possible murder suspects:
    • The wife of Tutankhamun, Ankhesenpaaten (aka Ankhesanamum)
    • General Horemheb, his Military Commander and Chief
    • Ay - The successor of Tutankhamun and his Prime Minister
    • Tey - The wife of Ay
    • An unknown, high ranking priest of Amun
    • An enemy soldier - a Hittite or a Nubian
  • The Murder Motives - what were the possible motives to kill the Pharaoh Tutankhamun?
  • The Opportunities to Murder the young pharaoh - Did the suspects have the opportunities to murder the Pharaoh Tutankhamun?
  • Evidence available addressing the issue of Who Killed King Tut
  • Who killed King Tut? Was the Pharaoh Tutankhamun really murdered?
  • Who succeeded King Tut as the next Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt? Does this shed light on the question of "Who killed King Tut?"

Who Killed King Tut? Why the Speculation?
What happened to spark all of the speculation about Who Killed King Tut? The subject of Tutankhamun has fascinated people ever since his fabulous tomb and breathtaking treasures were discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Was there a curse? Why did so many people die who were apparently involved in the opening of the tomb? The subject of Death automatically seems to follow the Pharaoh Tutankhamun. But back to the speculation.

Who Killed King Tut? Examinations of the Mummy of Tutankhamun
In 1968 x-ray examinations of the mummy of Tutankhamun by agroup from the University of Liverpool revealed that the mummy of King Tut had dense spot on the lower back of the skull. Another investigation in 1978 followed lead by a group from the University of Michigan also found the same. These findings lead to significant questions and speculation that the young King Tut had been killed, or murdered, by a blow on his head. In 2005 a further examination by a team of Egyptian scientists led by Dr. Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities used a CT scan on the mummy revealing that the skull injury was likely to have been caused during the embalming process. They also found damage to the left thighbone suggesting that Tutankhamun had badly broken his leg before he died which could have possibly become infected. The problem is that no one knows for sure exactly what happened! This section covers the possible suspects and evidence to the question "Who Killed King Tut"? But the other question that needs to be considered is "Did anyone Kill King Tut"?

Who Killed King Tut?
Who Killed King Tut? This section addresses all topics and provides interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of Pharaohs and of Egypt. The Sitemap provides full details of all of the information and facts provided about the fascinating subject of the Pharaoh King Tut - Tutankhamun!

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