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Egyptian Studies

May 25, 2019

Technology and images

Tutankhamun took over the throne in Egypt as a 9 or 10 year old after his father King Akhenaten died. If you are an elementary teacher or perhaps have a child of that age, can you imagine them ruling a country?

The Egyptian pharaoh ruled during the 18th dynasty, the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. He is popularly referred to as King Tut – his full name is Tutankhaten. He ruled only until he was about 18 years old and it is still a mystery as to why he died at such a young age. Scientists do agree that he was not a healthy young man.

Having visited Egypt back in 1973 with my sister I was most interested in what the technology provided. The 7 minute video embedded below will provide a quick history lesson. In 1922 his King Tut’s tomb was discovered. It wasn’t until 2006 that 2000 CAT scans were taken of his mummy and an image has been produced along with putting together other information about the young king.

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