Posts Tagged ‘Horemheb’
Was King Tut a warrior king or “one sick kid”? Even as the Family of Tutankhamun Project was publishing its findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association that the Boy King was a frail young man who needed a cane to walk, Egyptologist W. Raymond Johnson was publishing his evidence that Tut was an active young man who rode chariots into battle.
So which is the true Tut? What if both versions are accurate? Could this perfect storm of physical challenges and adventurous behavior have led Tutankhamun to a heroic but early grave?
Tags: Akhenaten, Albert Zink, Ay II, Battle Narratives, Carsten Pusch, Eighteenth Dynasty, Emily Teeter, Family of Tutankhamun Project, Forensic Mummy Studies, Freiberg-Kohlers Disease, Horemheb, Medical Practices, Oriental Institute Epigraphic Survey, Temple of Luxor, Tutankhamun, W Raymond Johnson
It’s 4 am, do you know where your mummy is?
Zahi Hawass is ready to do his next mummy DNA study, this time on Queen Mutnodjmet. Unfortunately, Her Majesty is MIA. This is actually a pretty big deal because as the DNA study of the Eighteenth Dynasty continues cross referencing may prove that Mutnodjmet and Nefertiti are actually sisters.
I blog about this under my daytime name, Keith Payne, over at Heritage Key. Check out Queen Mutnodjmet: Another Branch in Tutankhamun’s Genetic Line Found (and Lost)?
My interview with Zahi Hawass has been posted to Heritage Key!
Tags: Archaeology, Cairo Museum, Egyptian Tombs, Egyptian Tourism, Forensic Mummy Studies, Giza Plateau, Giza Pyramids, Grand Egyptian Museum, Horemheb, Indianapolis, Islamic Egypt, Ka-Nefer-Nefer, Khufu's Pyramid, Memphis Necropolis, Mummies, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Nefertiti, Osiris Shaft, Seti I, Suzanne Mubarak Children's Museum, Valley of the Kings, Zahi Hawass