Howard Carter with Innermost Coffin of Tutankhamun:
Some scholars identify these remains as those of Smenkhkarewho seems to have been coregent with Akhenaton in the final years of his reign; others have suggested the mummy may be Akhenaton himself.
Hirmer Fotoarchiv, Munich By his third regnal year Tutankhaten had abandoned Tell el-Amarna and moved his residence to Memphisthe administrative capital, near modern Cairo.
He changed his name to Tutankhamun and issued a decree restoring the temples, images, personnel, and privileges of the old gods.
In addition to a palace built at Karnak and a memorial temple in western Thebesboth now largely vanished, the chief extant monument of Tutankhamun is the Colonnade of the Temple of Luxorwhich he decorated with reliefs depicting the Opet festival, an annual rite of renewal involving the king, the three chief deities of Karnak Amon, Mutand Khonsand the local form of Amon at Luxor.
Tutankhamun unexpectedly died in his 19th year. In scientists found traces of malaria parasite s in his mummified remains and posited that malaria in combination with degenerative bone disease may have been the cause of death.
Whatever the case, he died without designating an heir and was succeeded by Ay. He was buried in a small tomb hastily converted for his use in the Valley of the Kings his intended sepulchre was probably taken over by Ay.
Like other rulers associated with the Amarna period—Akhenaton, Smenkhkare, and Ay—he was to suffer the posthumous fate of having his name stricken from later king lists and his monuments usurped, primarily by his former general, Horemheb, who subsequently became king.
The tomb was preserved until a systematic search of the Valley of the Kings by the English archaeologist Howard Carter revealed its location in Valley of the Kings: The coffins and stone sarcophagus were surrounded by four text-covered shrines of hammered gold over wood, which practically filled the burial chamber.
The other rooms were crammed with furniturestatuary, clothes, chariot s, weapon s, staffs, and numerous other objects.
But for his tomb, Tutankhamun has little claim to fame; as it is, he is perhaps better known than any of his longer-lived and better-documented predecessors and successors. The treasures are housed at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Robert Harding Picture Library.Find great deals on eBay for golden mask tutankhamun.
Shop with confidence. Tutankhamun’s beard to be restored after hasty use of epoxy. The mask is a top attraction at the museum, which has hundreds of items from Tutankhamun’s tomb, found in by British.
Ahram Online reports that archaeologist Nicholas Reeves was examining the back of Tutankhamun’s death mask when he noticed that the face did not match the opposite side – the type of gold and the material used for the blue color are different between the front and the back.
Reeves also noted that the ears contain holes used to hang earrings. The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, after it was knocked during cleaning.
Tutankhamun: Great golden face mask was actually made for his mother Nefertiti, research reveals A leading Egyptologist believes the gold mask of Tutankhamun was made for his mother, Nefertiti. Burial mask of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun This small part of the face, and the golden ears, are all that you see of the king’s actual features, however.
The rest of the mask, and the series of coffins in which he was buried, are replete with paraphernalia that emphasize his role as king.