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132,116. Egyptian mummies: relics of an ancient civilisation. Wrapped tight for 5,000 years. Tutankhamun died at 19 without leaving an heir. Now, some of his most personal items suggest a pharaoh plagued by illness. And mysterious remains buried alongside him expose the dark secrets of his downfall. The Last Pharaoh, National Geographic 2019
132,117. It took Carter and his ten years to remove the treasures and transport them across the desert to Cairo. ibid.
132,118. Inside these coffins were two tiny mummified skeletons. ibid.
134,479. This 19-year-old boy king was laid to rest in his tomb in 1323 BC. His mummified body hidden away behind that famous golden mask. (Egypt & Archaeology & Tomb) Dan Snow, The Tutankhamun Mystery, Channel 5 2020
134,480. Tutankhamun was one of the most powerful men on Earth. Like all pharaohs, he died wanting his name to live for ever. It was his path to immortality. But from the day Tutankhamun was sealed into his tomb in 1323 BC until the time he was uncovered by Howard Carter, the rest of the world pretty much forgot about him. (Egypt & Archaeology & Tomb) ibid.
134,481. Luxor [Thebes] is about four miles that way on the other side of the Nile … Over here on the west bank of the Nile, this was a place of the dead (Egypt & Archaeology & Tomb) ibid.
134,482. By 1922, 61 royal tombs had already been discovered here … These royal tombs are absolutely astonishing, massive underground palaces that took years to build and were entirely dug out by hand (Egypt & Archaeology & Tomb) ibid.
134,483. Tutankhamun’s enormous empire stretched from the north of Africa to into the Middle East. This teenager ruled over 3,000,000 people. (Egypt & Empire & Archaeology & Tomb) ibid.
134,484. 25th November 1922: Howard Carter broke the sealed entrance to his tomb. As he gets inside what he finds is this: a gently sloping passage leading down into the bowels into the Earth: it was filled right to the top with rubble to try and deter tomb-raiders. The techniques they used to clear this passage are still in use. (Egypt & Archaeology & Tomb) ibid.
134,485. And Carter replied, ‘Yes. Wonderful things.’ (Egypt & Archaeology & Tomb) ibid.
134,486. It was and it still is the most incredible archaeological discovery ever made. (Egypt & Archaeology & Tomb) ibid.
134,487. Evidence suggests he may well have had malaria when he died. Was this the cause of his death? … The femur, the largest bone in the human body, is completely snapped … This catastrophic injury would have almost certainly been fatal. (Egypt & Archaeology & Malaria & Tomb) ibid.
134,488. One way a young king could suffer such a terrible injury was in battle … The CT scan of his body suggested bone degeneration and a clubbed foot … Over 130 walking sticks were found in the tomb. (Egypt & Archaeology & Tomb) ibid.
134,489. This mould isn’t seen in any other royal tomb: it only grows in damp conditions indicating the paint was still wet when Tut was sealed in his tomb. So the decoration must have taken place in the last few days before his burial. (Egypt & Archaeology & Tomb) ibid.
134,490. So many things just don’t add up: a botched mummification, a small tomb, burial treasures not for him. And now last-minute art work. (Egypt & Archaeology & Tomb) ibid.
134,508. Behind us is the Valley of the Kings, burial place of the most famous pharaoh of them all: Tutankhamun. He lay undisturbed right here under these sands for more than 3,000 years. Until they discovered his treasure-filled tomb in 1922. (Egypt & Archaeology & Tomb & Treasure) Dan Snow, The Tutankhamun Mystery II
134,509. Tut’s tomb was so small that first Carter thought he had only found a storage chamber. (Egypt & Archaeology & Tomb) ibid.
134,551. The Valley of the Kings: for 500 the sacred burial place of ancient Egypt’s pharaohs. In 1323 BC another would be laid to rest here: for 19 year old Tutankhamun was close to death, suffering from malaria and bone necrosis. Then in this weakened state he broke his leg. Dan Snow, The Tutankhamun Mystery III
134,582. There has never been a discovery like it, not before, not since. On 26th November 1922 after five long years scouring Egypt’s legendary Valley of the Kings, British Egyptologist Howard Carter and his aristocratic backer Lord Carnarvon broke into the tomb of Tutankhamun. Tutankhamun in Colour, BBC 2020
134,583. The discovery was captured using amateur films and early newsreel for the cinema, along with thousands of high-quality black and white photographs. ibid.
134,584. ‘Presently, details of the room emerged slowly from the mist: strange animals, statues and gold. Everywhere the glint of gold. I was struck dumb with amazement.’ ibid. Howard Carter
134,585. In all there were four shrines each within the next. ibid.
134,708. Nasser had overthrown a monarchy and remade his country as a thriving republic. (War & Coup & Army & Egypt) Secret Wars Uncovered s1e9: Coups D’etat