King Tutankhamen Term Paper

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Other theories are that he died after having been sent into battle. Other scholars state that a hole found in the King's head indicates foul play but experts believe that the hole was made after his death. (Tutankamun: Life and Times)

Another mysterious aspect of the life of King Tutankhamun that still lingers in the modern consciousness is the famous, or rather infamous, curse that is associated with his name. This has been the source of many books and films and has entered into popular culture. The truth about the 'curse of the mummy' may be even stranger than fiction. The curse was aimed at those who uncovered the mummy and it may or not be coincidence that many of those who were present at the discovery and excavation of the tomb died shortly afterwards, often of unnatural causes. These include Lord Carnarvon who died on the 23rd April 1933 from a high fever apparently caused by a mosquito bite; as well as Arthur Mace, an American archaeologist who had assisted in the opening of the tomb. (Curse of the Gods) Another person, George Jay Gould died within a day of being taken to the tomb. There are many other deaths that have been associated with the curse of Tutankhamun.

The life and history of this young King still remains to a large extent shrouded in mystery and modern research methods are continuality being implemented in an effort to find more information. The great wealth and art that was preserved in the burial chamber of Tutankhamun will however remain a source of wonder, whatever further research may find.

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Tutankhamun: 1336 BC - 1327 BC. May 1, 2007. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/tutankhamun.shtml

TUTANKHAMUN. May 1, 2007. http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~ancient/tut1.htm

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Tutankhamun's Life: The Amarna Site. May 1, 2007. http://www.akhet.co.uk/amarna/tutlife.htm

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King Tutankhamun. May 1, 2007. http://www.angelfire.com/ca/pye/kingtut.html

Tutankhamun: 1336 BC - 1327 BC. May 1, 2007. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/tutankhamun.shtml

TUTANKHAMUN. May 1, 2007. http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~ancient/tut1.htm

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