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Did a Soldier Kill King Tut?

Investigating the possible Murder of Tutankhamun
Background information about the possible murder of Tutankhamun and a prime suspect - an Enemy Soldier. 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 enemy Soldier Kill King Tut?

In 2005 a further investigation and examinations of the mummy were conducted by a team of Egyptian scientists led by Dr. Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. The team 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.

Did a Soldier Kill King Tut? - The Suspect, an Enemy Soldier
An Enemy Soldier has been put forward as a prime suspect in the possible murder of King Tut. Could the young pharaoh Tutankhamun been injured in battle fighting enemy soldiers.

Did a battle with the enemy result in a chariot accident? Did King Tut fall from his chariot? Were the Ancient Egyptians engaged in conflict or campaigns during the reign of Tutankhamun? Could an unknown enemy soldier be a suspect in the ultimate death of King Tut?

Did a Soldier Kill King Tut? - Did an Enemy Soldier have the Opportunity?
Were the Ancient Egyptians engaged in conflict or campaigns during the reign of Tutankhamun? The wars during the reign of King Tut were fought against the Hittites, the Mitanni, the Nubians and the Assyrians. The East Delta of the Nile was threatened by Hittite invaders from Palestine and Syria. The Mitanni  mounted invasions from northern Mesopotamia and the Kushite raiders from Nubia and the Sudan also waged war against the Ancient Egyptians during the reign of King Tut. King Tut may have well been a warrior king, fighting in these battles.

A box from the tomb of Tutankhamun tomb depicts him attacking Nubians and Syrians. There are also depictions on the tomb of Tutankhamun showing scenes where he is riding a chariot and no less than six chariots were buried with King Tut in his tomb. So it would seem that an enemy soldier would have the opportunity to engage Tutankhamun in battle which might have ultimately caused his untimely death

Did a Soldier Kill King Tut?
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Who Killed King Tut

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