Assignment :1 Essay
Professor Kerrie Flanagan
HUM- 111 World Cultures
29 October 2012
The death of King Tutankhamun, the 12th king of the 18th Egyptian dynasty, who died at age 18, is a mystery (Tutankhamen, 2012). Speculations in the cause of death suggest King Tutankhamen died of injuries sustained from an earlier fall leaving an infection in the leg, malaria, or that he was assassinated. After that there a no surviving records of King Tutankhamun’s final days, his death is the subject of ongoing debate.
The sudden death of King Tutankhamun, the boy king who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, is a mystery that may be finally solved. Scientists believe Tutankhamun may have fell from a fast moving ...view middle of the document...
This theory concludes King Tut may have been murdered as the result of blunt force trauma (Lovgren, 2006). This theory was later ruled out, and it was determined that the hole to King Tut’s head was results from the mummification process.
King Tutankhamen had a foot disorder consisting of a low arch and a deformed structure within the bone density supporting bone necrosis. Dr. Hutan Ashrafin, ABC News lecturer stated in a September 14, 2012 article, “Temporal lobe epilepsy caused the fatal fall, which broke Tutankhamun’s leg. Findings reveal that many canes and walking sticks were found in the king’s tomb, which enlightens the beliefs of Dr. Hutan’s theory.
The theory most considerable behind the mystery surrounding King Tutankhamun’s death comes from his fall from a fast chariot while out hunting. A recent study with a CT medical scanner reveals Tutankhamun suffered a broken leg above his knee contrary to his death. The lack of treatment of this injury may have been the causes that led to lethal blood poisoning of his system. Because there were no antibiotics available for the necessary treatment of injuries and to fight off infection, this conclusion is valid as cause of death. My belief in the truth of this theory is that King Tutankhamun’s tomb contained chariot wheels and hundreds of arrows found within the vicinity of the tomb suggesting the accident took place and the lack of anti-biotic treatment validates the blood poisoning. An active young man, it was written that Tutankhamun too many risks in his life.
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