The Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved?

So it seems that ancient Egypt's most famous Pharoh, know to us as "King Tut" was really kind of an ordinary guy, not particularly god like, and in fact, if the recent findings are true, he was quite sickly....

Tut, who was originally known as Tutankhaten, which is translated to mean "Living Image of Aten" was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. He is also known as Tutankhamun, which apparently means  "Living Image of Amun." He was in charge of things between 1333 BC – 1324 BC, depending on who you talk to and what calendar they are using.

Well it seems that if Pharaoh was the "living image of Amun," or the "living image of Aten," neither of them were too healthy. Scientists have discovered that the man we know as King Tut,  had a cleft palate and a club foot...kind of paints a little different picture doesn't it? The boy king only lived to 19 years of age, and in addition to the woes I mentioned, it seems that based on DNA tests and CT scans, he suffered from a genetic bone disease and malaria.....and a broken leg. In fact, it is the broken leg that may have ended his life, if gangarene took hold, or perhaps he was already weakened, given his many other ailments. It sounds as if he was a sick child who became a king.

According to Wilkipedia, scientific examinations of King Tut's remains show that he had a long head, large incisors, an overbite, a receding chin line, as well as being "slender, delicate, frail and weakly" Long heads seem to be common in Egyptian pictures of pharoahs and their women. I used to think that was the product of the artists who drew their pictures, but this scientific claim seems to support the idea that they did indeed, or at least Tutankhaten, did look something like the pictures found in study of the Egyptians. Now I am not making any leaps here, I refuse to, especially considering I have little or nothing to support my theory, but long heads appear in other pictures, specifically they turn up in descriptions of entities said to be from outer space, aliens in other words. On another note, I couldn't help but think the description also brings to mind  Prince Charles, although that comparison.....is purely my opinion.

Through the magic of science, and specifically DNA testing on his mummy, in addition to matters of his health, scientists have concluded that Tut's ...real "mommy" and daddy were likely brother and sister.....oh those ancient Egyptians.....This too may have contributed to his health problems, given the issues that sometimes arise with inbreeding between siblings. Apparently, it isn't all that unusual for the time though, especially among royal families.

King Tut, was not a particularly famous Pharoah until 1922 when a British archaeologist, Howard Carter discovered his tomb and a fantastic treasure stored with the king's mummy. The treasure more than anything, helped draw attention to King Tut, making him perhaps the most famous of all the Pharoahs, and in fact, he has become an icon of the Egyptian Mummy Pharoah business. He's been the subject of movies, books, and has become a legend, even if the facts had become somewhat convoluted.

Although he was only 9 when he first came to power, he was a much loved Pharoahs, and in fact was worshipped as a god during his own lifetime. The fact that he had the phyiscal ailments he had, makes that all the more odd, in that he certainly appears to have suffered from typically common, human maladies. On the other hand, if those infirmities were obvious, perhaps his followers honored him because of them. This discovery is causing a bit of a sensation in the scientific world, and in the world of those who study ancient history. The fact that someone who obviously suffered from very human illnesses, who likely died of a very common cause, that he was also considered "a god" is quite remarkable, and makes me wonder what it is about him that we don't know.


As we search for answers to the ancient mysteries, and even the newer mysteries, we should never lose sight of the role of the ancient Egyptian peoples. Much of what they did was ahead of their time so to speak, and the knowledge they had in some areas, may possibly exceed even the knowledge we have today. Of course, as we know, ancient egyptian history and culture figures heavily in Masonic culture and teachings. It has also been the subject of much historical and scientific research for a long, long time. I think that among us, there are those who know, perhaps only intuitively, that there is more to the Egyptians than we understand. If there is a link between other worlds, perhaps other planets, and humans, I think the Egyptians hold the key.....

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