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17
Dec

Em Hotep Digest vol. 01 no. 02: Amarna

   Posted by: Shemsu Sesen

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!001 - digest 0102-00This week’s Digest is dedicated to all things Amarna—the place, the people, and the religion.  Discussions, book recommendations, original photography and more.

 

 

 

 

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tut chariot-tabKing Tut is known as the Boy King for two reasons.  The first is the young age at which he assumed the throne—around eight or nine.  The second is that he died at around nineteen, so he never really reached adulthood.  Why he died so young is a question that has been with us since his tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.

In 2005 a team of top radiologists conducted a series of CT scans on Tutankhamun’s mummy, and when the results were announced the following year at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, the results were not 100% conclusive.  Most of the team felt they had settled the question of what had caused Tut’s early death, but there were some holdouts. 

So when Zahi Hawass announced last August that he was on the verge of announcing the exact cause of Tut’s death, Em Hotep! took notice.  So does a new article and video on Dr. Hawass’ website finally put the question to rest?

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g2m-tabLast week Shemsu trudged out into the cold and rain just to bring a local interest story to Em Hotep!’s Kentuckiana readers.  Stuffed grape leaves, butter-scotch baklava, and bellydancing.  These are just a few of the hazards I braved to bring you this exclusive.

Pictured to the left, Shemsu’s better half—Sekhmet.

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3
Sep

Eighteenth Dynasty

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18
Aug

Blogroll Roundup for August 18, 2009

   Posted by: Shemsu Sesen

   in Egypt in the News

Rescuing Egyptian monuments, a day at Amarna, the latest from Luxor, the Rosetta Stone, and ancient tales of gold…

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26
Jul

Blogroll Roundup for July 26, 2009

   Posted by: Shemsu Sesen

   in Egypt in the News

The Seti I replica tomb project, Egyptian rock art, the Guardian Geese of Abusir, and more.

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