Egypt promises to solve the mystery of Tutankhamen

In an interview with French news agency AFP Hawass pointed out that these data will shed new light on the secrets of the family of Pharaoh and his pedigree.

Recall that the tomb of a young pharaoh, who died aged 19, was discovered by British archaeologists led by Howard Carter in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor – the most famous cemetery of the Egyptian monarchs.

This discovery has become an international sensation because of the untouched tomb robbers contain extremely rich funeral utensils, as well as a gold sarcophagus and 11-kilogram gold mask, inlaid with precious and semiprecious stones.

In August 2008 the Directorate General of Antiquities of Egypt reported that DNA samples taken from the mummy of Tutankhamen and the two were in the same tomb of embryos – to determine their origin. Scientists believe that these embryos – children of Tutankhamen and Nefertiti’s daughter Anhesenpaaton, one of the most famous beauties of his time.

Tutankhamun, the representative of the XVIII dynasty of Egyptian pharaohs, who ruled the country in 1333 – 1323 years BC. e., Akhenaten was the son of a reformer, but the identity of his mother has not yet been established.

Puzzle is the same and the death of a young pharaoh, whose causes are unknown to historians. According to one version, a leg injury led to gangrene, on the other – he was killed as a result of palace intrigues.

An indirect confirmation of the second hypothesis is the fact, writes NEWSru.co.il, that Tutankhamun was the last ruler of his dynasty. His widow married the high priest, who ruled Egypt for 4 years. Then came to power commander Horemheb, whose cadence lasted 26 years. This ruler was replaced by Pharaoh Ramses, founder of the XIX dynasty

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