Kw-logo-holiday

Egypt - King Tut Revealed

King Tut's time as pharaoh in Egypt was short-lived.
King Tut's Death Mask
How Egyptian pharaoh King Tut looked when he was alive.
Tut's Face Reconstructed

He has been dead for over 3,000 years and yet, it wasn't until just recently that we found out what the young pharaoh would have looked like under his famous golden mask. Still, many mysteries surround King Tut-Ankh-Amen and his short reign as Egyptian pharaoh. Was he really murdered? And if so, who cut the pharaoh's life so short? We may never know all the answers but historians have some pretty good guesses.


Finding King Tut

King Tut was only 18 years old when he died in 1350 BC. When his tomb was found in 1922, his body and face were too shrunken and decayed, despite having been mummified, to tell what he might have looked like when alive. It has taken close to 80 years to figure that mystery out.


Technology Brings King Tut Back From the Grave

In late 2002, scientists and special effects artists from Britain and New Zealand managed to construct a fiberglass replica of King Tut's head from X-rays of his skeleton. The cast is now on display in London's Science Museum.


Talk About A Cold Case - The Murder of King Tut

The same X-rays used to construct a replica of King Tut's head, revealed to scientists that the pharaoh of Egypt suffered a serious blow to the back of the head, which was most likely what killed him. Although no written documents have been found to confirm or deny this theory, Egyptian historians have found other evidence implicating both his wife and grandfather as possible murder suspects.


Related Stories
>

readers voted!

Comments

Shadeleaf

Shadeleaf wrote:

Awesome Tongue Out
commented: Sun Jan 05, 2014

chelesie178

chelesie178 wrote:

i love it i am writing it to show my class
commented: Wed Nov 13, 2013

skritiparna

skritiparna wrote:

interesting to read but sooo boring.............
commented: Sun Oct 20, 2013

there are 37 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1034729722156

Length of King Tut's Reign?

  • One year.
  • Seven months.
  • Three years.
  • Seven years.

related stories

Micro_a m
It’s time to take a trip to Egypt and explore the tombs of the pyramids… we’re going to look into...
Micro_egypt-article
Egypt's a country most kids learn about in school – but imagine having the opportunity to actuall...
The remains of a mummy thought to belong to a queen who ruled 4,300 years ago have been discovere...

Random in the forums

Scourgeheart
YelL
reply 2 minutes
gufht
gufht posted in Debating:
Offensive? Yo Mamas offensive :D Lol kidding.. I don't think anyone's offended by these jokes.
reply 21 minutes
gufht
gufht posted in Debating:
YESH DEFENINTLY TEAM BARBIE FOREVER!!! :D
reply 24 minutes
crazycatlady777
girlY
reply 42 minutes
gufht
gufht posted in Food:
Hmm let's see *burp*... French Fries with mustard. :D
reply about 1 hour

play online games

Hour-of-code-tumb

Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

Candy-quest-feature

Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

Fo...

Dragon-dash

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...