Stone statue of Tutankhamun
Ancient History

Was the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun Murdered?

December 14, 2020

Tutankhamun is an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. The discovery of his mummy was a great achievement in the field of archaeology. However, his sudden death at a young age 18 led several Egyptologists to believe that he was murdered. […]

Stone statue of Tutankhamun
Ancient History

How Did Tutankhamun’s Mummy Remain Intact Inside the Tomb?

December 14, 2020

Tutankhamun was on of the most famous kings of ancient Egypt. He was eight years old when he took over his father’s throne as the king of Egypt and died after ten years of reign at the age of 18. His mummy was found intact inside his tomb that was discovered in 1922 by the English archaeologist Howard Carter. […]

History

The Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb

December 6, 2020

In 1922, after years of search and study, the tomb of King Tutankhamun was discovered. The discovery was made through the collaboration of Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon. However, the discovery was not without its problems. […]

Egyptian papyrus showing the Pharaoh Tutankhamen and gods Osiris, Hathor and Isis
History

Theodore Davis and His Attempts to Discover Tutankhamun’s Tomb

December 6, 2020

For many years, the tomb of King Tutankhamun was one of the greatest mysteries of ancient Egypt. Many people set out to find his tomb without any success. Many mysterious tombs were discovered that were thought to be Tutankhamun’s tomb. But it was not to be found easily. […]

A panorama of the great hypostyle hall at Karnak
Ancient History

Akhenaten and his New City, Akhet Aten

November 30, 2020

After introducing a new monotheistic religion, Akhenaten had to move to a city that he had to build in the desert. He turned from the pharaoh to a religious leader who relinquished control of his kingdom, leading to the low status of Egypt in the world. […]

A panorama of a frieze in the precinct of Amun in Karnak
Ancient History

The Religious Transformations of Amenhotep IV

November 30, 2020

Akhenaten, previously known as Amenhotep IV, shook up the pillars of Egyptian society when he came to power. He made revolutionary changes in everything that Egyptians considered unchangeable, including arts and political structure. His next target was religion. […]

Talatat blocks from Akhenaten's Aten temple in Karnak
Ancient History

Amenhotep IV: A Revolutionary King

November 30, 2020

Amenhotep IV was the unlikely king that rose to power because his older brother died. He was a revolutionary pharaoh that shattered the foundations of the highly conservative society of Egypt in many aspects. […]

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