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Tutankhamun’s mask. Source: Alejandra / Adobe Stock.

Debunking The Myths of Tutankhamun with Top Egyptologist (Video)

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Tutankhamun's reign was marked by his efforts to restore traditional practices after the preceding Amarna period, where a different form of religion was practiced in Egypt. The tomb of Tutankhamun, discovered in the Valley of the Kings by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, unveiled a treasure trove of artifacts.

However, despite the wealth of discoveries, many questions remain unanswered. Tutankhamun's health is still a subject of debate, with conflicting opinions on whether he suffered from malnourishment, had a club foot, or even tuberculosis. The exact circumstances of his death also elude definitive explanation, though some experts propose a chariot accident as the cause due to the severe damage to his chest. The story of Tutankhamun continues to captivate historians and Egyptology enthusiasts, as ongoing research and analysis shed light on the life, reign, and enduring legacy of this enigmatic pharaoh.

Top image: Tutankhamun’s mask. Source: Alejandra / Adobe Stock.

By Joanna Gillan

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Joanna Gillan is a Co-Owner, Editor and Writer of Ancient Origins. 

Joanna completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree in Australia and published research in the field of Educational Psychology. She has a rich and varied career, ranging from teaching... Read More

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