DISCOVERING TUT: THE SAGA [CONTINUES, GROUP 3: Avantika, Maneesha, Shreeya…
DISCOVERING TUT: THE SAGA [CONTINUES
Amenhotep III (Tut's grandfather)
promoted worship of Aten; attacked Amun; religious capital was moved to Amarna.
Died when he was a teenager; last heir to the throne; lavish lifestyle; his death was considered as the death of his dynasty
3 nested coffins- lavish and glittery items made of gold,
BELIEVED THAT THEY WOULD CARRY MATERIALISTIC POSSESSIONS TO THEIR AFTERLIFE- Garlands of willows, lotus petals, olive flowers, board games, food and wine.
British archaeologist who in 1922 discovered Tut's tomb
Tut's body was cemented to the base of his coffin- placed it under the blazing sun for several hours but nothing budged.
Removed the mummy's head and severed all the joints then rearranged them.
CT scan was used to produce X-ray images from head to toe.
An anatomy professor found that his breast bone and front ribs were missing
Neck vertebrate, skull and various parts were clearly seen using Computed tomography
CHAPTER KEP POINTS AND UNDERSTANDING
GROUP 3: Avantika, Maneesha, Shreeya, Maira, Yoga