Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating of the ancient civilizations. Even today, the manner in which modern Egypt has melded with the ancient world is positively astounding. One cannot help but notice that the pull of the ancient world is still very much a part of modern cities such as Cairo and Alexandria. Many different factors played a role on how ancient Egypt became such a dominate civilization. These factors are what makes us think of what Egypt is today in some ways. (History of Egypt)
Life of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs was filled with power, glory, murder, deceit and mystery. Slip into the world of ancient Egypt where a woman dressed as a man to rule Egypt as pharaoh, then mysteriously disappeared; another pharaoh would stop at almost nothing to institute a monotheistic religion and a boy king was cut down in the prime of life. Since his tomb was first uncovered by Howard Carter in 1922, the world has been curious and in awe of the 'Boy King' who died such a mysterious death at such a young age. He is known as King Tutankhamun or Tut for short. Tutankhamun was the son of Akhenaten (formerly Amenhotep IV) and one of Akhenaten's sisters. As a prince he was known as Tutankhamen. He ascended to the throne in 1333 BC, at the age of nine or ten, taking the reign name of Tutankhamen. His wet-nurse was a woman called Maia, known from her tomb at Saqqara. (Egypt State Information Service)
When he became king, he married his half-sister, Ankhesenepatan, who later changed her name to Ankhesenamun. They had two daughters, both stillborn. There are no surviving records of Tutankhamen’s final days. What caused Tutankhamen’s death has been the subject of considerable debate. Major studies have been conducted in an effort to establish the cause of death.( ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CIVILIZATION)
Although there is some speculation that Tutankhamun was assassinated, the general consensus is that his death was accidental. A CT scan taken in 2005 shows that he had badly...