Tutankhamun's Life

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Discovering Tut: the Saga Continues (English)| Close X  |   Understanding the text  «Prev Page 28 Next»| | Q1 Q1(ii) Q1(iii) Q1(iv) Q1(v) Q2(i) Q2(ii) Q2(iii) Q2(iv)| Question 1:
King Tut’s body has been subjected to repeated scrutiny.
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This was so because King Tut was just a teenager when he died. Since the discovery of his tomb in 1922, the modern world started contemplating on the mysterious circumstances under which he died, with murder being the most probable reason. Question 1(ii):

Howard Carter’s investigation was resented.
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Howard Carter’s investigation was resented because during his research, he dismantled the entire body of the pharaoh, which left the mummy in a very bad condition. It was because of resins sticking to the mummy, Carter had to chisel away from beneath the limbs and trunk before it could be possible to raise the king's remains. To separate Tut from his adornments, Carter's men removed the mummy's head and separated almost all the major joints of his body. Question 1(iii):

Carter had to chisel away the solidified resins to raise the king’s remains. * -------------------------------------------------
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Carter landed in deep trouble when he finally found the mummy of the famous king Tut. The mummy was hardened, cementing Tut to the bottom of his solid gold coffin. No authentic force could move or separate the mummy from its base. Carter also tried to loosen the resins by putting the mummy in the blazing sunshine of Egypt. However, every effort went in vain. At last, Carter had to chisel away from beneath the limbs and trunk before it could be possible to raise the remains of the king. Question 1(iv):

Tut’s body was buried along with gilded treasures.
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Tut's body was buried along with gilded treasures because in Tut's time, the royals were fabulously wealthy and they foresaw or at least hoped that dead people could take their riches with them. They had adorned Tut with glittering goods like very expensive collars, inlaid necklaces, rings, bracelets, and even the iconic inner coffin and mask were of pure gold. Question 1(v):

The boy king changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun. * -------------------------------------------------
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Amun represented the essential and the hidden. Tutankhaten changed his name to Tutankhamun as soon as he took the throne because it meant 'the living image of Amun'- a very important God in Egyptian theology. Question 2(i):

List the deeds that led Ray Johnson to describe Akhenaten as “wacky”. * -------------------------------------------------
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The deeds that led Ray Johnson to describe Akhenaten as “wacky” are given below.

* The various reasons because of which Ray Johnson described Akhenaten as “whacky” are: When he became the new pharaoh, he promoted the worship of the Aten, the sun disk, and changed his name to Akhenaten, or ‘servant of the Aten’.  * He moved the religious capital from the old city of Thebes to the new city of Akhetaten, known now as...
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