Tutankhamun is known as one of the most famous of the great pharaohs who ruled ancient Egypt, and he was known as the boy king, and he took the throne when his father Akhenaten died around 1334 BC, and because of his age – Tutankhamun was eight or nine years old when he became pharaoh – he had Councilors around him with great powers, making many of his decisions on his behalf, quickly credited much of the religious and social change that was applied to Akhenaten, while reintroducing things like polytheism and traditional art.
Tutankhamun continued to rule for nearly ten years until his death at the age of 18 or 19, and was buried in the Valley of the Kings, the vast desert area that was home to the tombs of the great rulers of ancient Egypt.
Tutankhamun’s tomb remained intact, and British Egyptologist Howard Carter did not discover his tomb until 1922. However, what Carter found was not a tomb fit for a great king, but a small, poorly equipped and very mysterious tomb – which is the real reason why it was not found. by anyone thousands of years ago.
More recently, “strange” black spots have been identified within the tomb, which were explored during the Smithsonian Channel documentary Secrets: Tut’s Tomb. Dr Chris Naunton, director of the Egypt Exploration Society, explained that there is usually “a very clear process for burying the king and making sure everything is OK.” However, as the documentary’s narrator noted: “It seems that this was not the case for Tut.” Dr. Nuunton examined an interesting feature of the walls, which he described as “strange dashed marks” seen all over the walls.
The stains are mold, an organic material that does not appear anywhere else in the Valley of the Kings. Conservationists initially worried that the mold was caused by the breath and sweat of the countless tourists who visit the tomb, but when studying the original photographs of Carter, he was Obviously, the black spots were already on the walls, proving that the hordes of visitors were not responsible.
Adam Lowe, director of Factum Arte, claims that the black spots are the result of sealing the tomb before the paint dries, and this is significant because it indicates that the painters who decorated the tomb were in a hurry to get the job done – a strange way of dealing with the king’s resting place, and Lowe picked up And his team took high-resolution images of the burial chamber drawings, which included black spots, revealing each individual brushstroke of the painters, clearly showing traces of hastily made brush marks.
“Yellow is applied very quickly with larger brushes, and my estimation is that it didn’t take a team of skilled painters more than a week to paint Tutankhamun’s tomb,” Lowe said. Painting a king’s tomb usually takes years of work, so the question remains why. The demolition of Tut’s tomb so quickly.
His embalmed remains show that he died unexpectedly, which can somehow explain this, since according to ancient traditions, only 70 days could pass between the moment of the king’s death and the sealing of his tomb. Other theories have been put forward as to why King Tut’s tomb did not reach the level it should have been.
Alia Ismail, an Egyptologist, spoke during the National Geographic documentary “Egypt’s Lost Treasures” that she believes Tutankhamun’s successor, ie, took Tutankhamun’s tomb for himself.
Examining the two tombs, she found a number of similarities between the two, with many frescoes almost identical. “Both Tut and Ai chose the same scene, just as the same person chose what goes on in each tomb,” she said.
Suggesting that there was a common hand working in both tombs, Ismail said: ‘It is very similar to Tutankhamun’s tomb – the style, the artwork, the sarcophagus. But it’s much bigger than that.”
She added: “That is, Tutankhamun was buried in the smaller tomb so that he would have the largest tomb for himself. This is the tomb that was prepared for Tutankhamun, Ay’s tomb.”