The King Tutankhamun Story, Tomb Discovery, Gold throne and the Pharaohs Curse

Below in this page, we will be exploring on the life of the great ancient king, Pharaoh Tatankhamun who some just call King Tut.

King Tatankhamun was the son of the great Egyptian king Akhenaten who tried to change the religion of the Egyptian People. King Akhenaten is known for his trial to force the people of Egypt to worship one god, the sun called, Aten which the people may not have liked but had to obay as he is the Pharaoh.

As King Akhenaten is known for his idea to stop the people from worshipping different kinds of God, King Tatankhamun whose original birth name was Tatankhaten referring to the god of the sun was known for stopping the law of his father as the sun as one true god for the people. He went on build and create new idols for the people to worship their choice of god.

King Tatankhamun ruled the people of Egypt at around 1333 to 1323 B.C and had a short rule of only 10 years after taking the throne at the age of 19.

He died at age 19 and was buried in a plaster filled tomb which was said to be smaller then the tombs of the previous Pharaoh.

Why he died; According to many historians, King Tatankhamun died from Mosquito borne disease, or bone disease while some say he died from a Cariot crash.


The tomb of King Tatankhamun has been sealed and not entered for 3,000 years before tomb explorers made a joke in the hot and musty Tomb of King Tatankhamun.

The explorers was eager to see what to expect on the 3,000 years old tomb and made a joke in the doorway of the tomb to enter.

As they entered they discovered things like the king rushly hurried to be buried as the tomb is a small one unlike the previous Pharaohs, so many historians claims that King Tut was building a large tomb for himself before his early death while some say that he was easy buried in a small tomb According to orders of his advisory AY who want the Pharaohs legacy and family history to be forgotten.

King Tatankhamun is sometimes called the forgotten Pharaoh and this because king Tuts was placed in an unusually small tomb which is in the Valley of the Kings, a hilly area where previous pharaohs were buried for about 500 years back.

It was seen in King Tut tomb that the paint were not fully dry as Spots of mold on the paint inside the tomb show that workers didn’t let the paint to fully dry. Many historians also claim that AY had swapped the King big and prepared tomb and rather buried him in his own small unready tomb.

It was also seen that both king Akhenaten and Tutankhamun name were stricken out from the king’s lists and statues in their honor were destroyed by building the tomb of Ramses VI on top of Tuts Statue 150 years later which made people forget about the short lived King.

Artifacts, Jewels, Gold found in King Tatankhamun Tomb.

Inside the tomb of King Tatankhamun were found small items of a cup, a jar, a piece of linen with his name while the mummy of Tutankhamun was never found.

Although made explorers believed they had found everything, still the British archaeologist Howard Carter believed that King Tatankhamun tomb was still out there to be found and Carter and another man, Lord Carnarvon set out in 1917 to found the lost tomb of Tutankhamun.

They wandered and dig the sand all the way down to the bedrock in each section looking so they’d be sure not to miss anything and this went on for year without any finding when at this time, Lord Carnarvon has given up and Carter suggesting them to keep on for another month.

It was after 3 days that the team uncovered what looked like a step buried in the sand and they remove the sand just to found a plaster doorway stamped with a name: Tutankhamun.

The actual tomb of King Tatankhamun Was found in 1922 by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon and both entered the burial chamber inside king Tut’s tomb.

We know that most ancient tombs of great men in the past were robbed of this items like jewels, gold and others, so Carter thought this wouldn’t be any different as the plaster door also shows that it’s been broken and resealed.

But that was now the case for king Tutankhamun tomb as from the small hole they made on the door, they saw that the tomb is still intact and according to Carter, who wrote.

He described and said that the room emerged
slowly from the mist … strange animals, statues, and gold—everywhere, the glint of gold.”

And it was reported that Carter and his team spent more than two months just to remove and catalog the items in the first room, called the

And then, the burial chamber was opened and the room contained a large golden shrine, or box, that filled almost the entire space. Inside
it—all nested within one another—were three other shrines, a stone sarcophagus, three golden coffins, and finally, the mummy of Tutankhamun which was not found in the first tomb found by the explorers.

Carter and his team also removed items from a room called the annex, filled with over 2,000 items and in total, Carter spent nearly 10 years removing and cataloging over 5,000 objects from King Tatankhamun Tomb.

And after that, the discovery shocked the whole world who were following the chase, now King Tatankhamun is know at the most famous Pharaoh and his tomb still the most intact royal Egyptian tomb ever found.

The Curse of King Tatankhamun Tomb

The Pharaohs curse mentioned in the titled was rumoured after Lord Carnarvon dead from a mosquito bite disease and a house burnt down and then flooded after gifted item from the tomb but in general Carter did not die for another 17 years.




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