Monday, October 21, 2013

Tutankhamun's tomb of the most important Egyptian Antiquities

Egypt, Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhaten, ancient Egypt, traditional religion of Egypt Who exactly was King Tut?
He was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th, during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. He is popularly referred to as King Tut. His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun". In hieroglyphs, the name Tutankhamun was typically written Amen-tut-ankh,because of a scribal custom that placed a divine name at the

beginning of a phrase to show appropriate reverence.He is possibly also the Nibhurrereya of the Amarna letters, and likely the 18th dynasty king Rathotis who, according to Manetho, an ancient historian, had reigned for nine years—a figure that conforms with Flavius Josephus's version of Manetho's Epitome.

The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon of Tutankhamun's nearly intact tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun's burial mask, now in Cairo Museum, remains the popular symbol. Exhibits of artifacts from his tomb have toured the world. In February 2010, the results of DNA tests confirmed that he was the son of Akhenaten and Akhenaten's sister and wife), whose name is unknown but whose remains are positively identified as "The Younger Lady" mummy found in KV35.

 known during his life from Tutankhuaten (or Tutankhaten), reflecting its roots Amarna, and later as Tutankhamun, reflecting a return to the traditional religion of Egypt? Despite the wealth of his funeral, King Tutankhamun remains somewhat enigmatic figure, even if it has been the subject of much research. Presumably, he was born in Akhenaton (modern el-Amarna), during the second half of the reign of Akhenaten, the heretic king who tried to establish a radical change in the traditional Egyptian religion. We believe that he died in his late teens, judging by various analyzes of his mother.

Although his royal lineage was sometimes questioned, one discovered in El Ahsmunein other side of the el-Amarna River Tutankhuaten registration confirms that (as it was called at the time) was indeed the son of a king. Not surprisingly, the official policy during the reign of the child seems to have been to emphasize its association with Amenhotep III, which we presume to be her grandfather. Given the absence of a long co-regency between Amenhotep III and Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten later), it is likely that Tutankhamun was the son of the latter.

This is not the grandest tomb in Egypt, and was certainly not occupied by one of the most powerful rulers of Egypt. But in general, the people of the world know the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62) better than any other, because of all the royal tombs, it was found almost intact. What was found in this tomb surely gives us take the time to understand the reason for looting ancient tombs. If such a vast fortune intreasure (a total of 3,500 items were recovered) was found in this small tomb belonging to a relatively minor king, which must have dazzled the eyes of thieves who entered the great tomb of Ramses II, or other great kings of Egypt? Of course, the list of funeral equipment was very useful to Egypt geologists, giving them an idea of ​​what had been kidnapped by the other royal tombs.

The tomb, which is located in an area that was not normally used for royal burials in the center of the valley, apparently was quickly buried deep beneath the surface of the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of Luxor (ancient Thebes ). It was forgotten until Howard Carter discovered Nov. 4, 1922. Part of the chance to Howard Carter, is that it was not discovered earlier, when his predecessor in the valley, Theodore Davis, who was American, came in a little over a meter find himself.

It is a little known fact that Howard Carter did not search every part of the Valley of the Kings, to bedrock in his search for Tutankhamun. After identifying the region in the center of the valley, most likely to produce the kind of find his desired pattern, and who would actually do that, many years ago, he seems to have devoted much of its efforts in research answers to many of the more academic issues, such as hunting foundation deposits to clarify that the king was in fact responsible for the construction of the tomb, and did squarely in his search for Tutankhamuns falls, when it became obvious that the source of funding could be on the verge of drying up.

In "Recent excavations in the Valley of the Kings by the Amarna Royal Tombs Project" by Glen
Howard Carter said, before finding the grave, that Lord Carnarvon was withdrawing from the project, but after pleading his case, received another season of excavations to find.

After its discovery, the media spectacle around the world with the discovery created films on the curse of the mummies which are still produced every so often, probably as interesting as the tomb itself. Many people do not realize is that it took Carter with his attention to detail, even ten years to fully explore, excavate and remove the tomb. Legend has it that Carter has posted the first review of discovery of the tomb on the bulletin board at the Old Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor.

Tutankhamun was certainly not one of the great Egyptian pharaohs. In fact, before the discovery of his tomb in 1922, little was known of his life. Today, we know much more about this king, but surprisingly little of this knowledge comes the treasures of his tomb. Tutankhamun died around 1325 BC, after only nine years of reign. Apparently, he died quite suddenly, as a good royal tomb, to our knowledge, has never been prepared for this pharaoh. Instead, the tomb of Tutankhamun is relatively low and follows more often found in non-royal tombs design. Some researchers believe that the tomb that King Ay was finally buried in really began to Tutankhamun.
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