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King Tutankhamen The Life and Death of Tut. Who was King Tut? *Lived from 1343-1325 BCE *Took the throne at age 9. *Father was Akhenaten- who changed.

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1 King Tutankhamen The Life and Death of Tut

2 Who was King Tut? *Lived from BCE *Took the throne at age 9. *Father was Akhenaten- who changed Egyptian religion from polytheistic to monotheistic *A Warrior King- Led his armies into many battles *Tut returned Egypt to its polytheistic religion

3 King Tut’s Family Tree

4 King Tut’s Tomb! *Major discovery of the 20th century. *Discovered November 4, 1922 in the Valley of the Kings by Howard Carter. *Elaborate Treasure! Remained hidden from tomb raiders thousand of years.

5 Entrance of Tut’s Tomb

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7 Inside Tut’s Tomb

8 North Wall of Tomb

9 Tut’s Organs

10 Guard of Treasury Room

11 Tut’s Gold Coffin

12 Mummy of King Tut * What did we learn about King Tut??  He was approximately 5’11  He also enjoyed riding, archery, swimming, hunting and playing Senet, an Egyptian board game.  Athletic and had youthful energy  Took part in military campaigns

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15 What did Tut look like? *During his reign, King Tut suddenly died at age 20. WWAS KING TUT MURDERED????

16 Who Did It????  *Was it Ay, Tut’s Uncle who married Tut’s wife in order to assume the throne? *Or was it Horemheb, Tut’s aide who cooperated with Ay and became king after Ay?

17 Evidence from the Mummy? *Blow to the back of the head. *Forensic experts think he may have been poisoned. *King Tut also had a broken leg *Tut could also have died from illness

18 WHAT DO YOU THINK!?!? *How do you think King Tut died?

19 Cause of Death *Also DNA evidence shows that he was suffering from malaria at his death *Many experts agree infection caused by a broken leg led to his death

20 Causes of Death * Blow to the back of the head now believed to have been caused by embalmers or Carter’s team, not murderers *Experts have ruled out murder, so Ay or Horemheb did not do it How did King Tut die?


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