Tutankhamun’s grave spots discovery


This video is called Howard Carter and Tutankhamun’s Tomb.

From ANI news agency:

King Tut’s Tomb of ‘brown spots’ suggests his burial was rushed

Washington, June 9: Despite almost a century of scientific investigation, the brown spots in the Tomb of Tutankhamun remain a mystery.

But now, Harvard microbiologist Ralph Mitchell thinks they have a tale to tell.

Mitchell thinks those brown spots reveal something: that the famed “boy king” of the 18th Egyptian dynasty, who died in his late teens was buried in an unusual hurry, before the walls of the tomb were even dry.

King Tutankhamen died young, and we think that the tomb was prepared in a hurry,” explains Mitchell. “We’re guessing that the painted wall was not dry when the tomb was sealed.”

That moisture, along with the food, the mummy, and the incense in the tomb, would have provided a bountiful environment for microbial growth, he says, until the tomb eventually dried out.

The 3,000-year-old microbial “vandalism” is beyond reversal, Mitchell said.

See also here.

New twist in the tale of Tutankhamun’s club foot – life – 11 October 2011 – New Scientist: here.

Did King Tut die in a chariot crash? Here.

Note to self: if you break King Tut’s funeral mask and try to glue the beard back onto it, someone will find out.

Mummy Has Oldest Case of Prostate Cancer in Ancient Egypt: here.

Mysterious hieroglyphs written in red paint on the floor of a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza are just numbers, according to a mathematical analysis of the 4,500-year-old mausoleum: here.