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Tokyomew
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:06 pm    Post subject: Doing a project on king tut Reply with quote

Im doing a project on king tut but i cant find any info on his childhood life...Anybody?
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Ankhefenamun
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... have you tried background reading on the internet? Generally sifting through will bring you a bio. But I recommend you read The Murder of Tutankhamen, by Dr. Bob Brier. Slightly trite writing, but entertainingly informative, particularly with regards to primary sources and inscriptions as evidence.

Tutankhamun was probably born at Akhetaten/Amarna circa 1340 BCE, as you doubtless have found. He grew up with six elder sisters and a brother, Smenkhare. It must be known that his probable father, Akhenaten, had vowed never to leave the city, althoughI cannot say if this limited to his family from visiting other places. Carefree days. Optimism. Religious zeal. "Tut"'s childhood was unfortunately disrupted at such a tender age...

Before continuing - I'm assuming here that your research has brought up Atenism (I don't know how old you are). What blanks would you like us to help you fill in?

Ooooh and you know what a teacher would like? A extensive family tree. You'd look so smart and organized.
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Osiris II
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A family tree would be virtually impossible unless you accept the belief that Akhnaton was his father. Many do not, but believe that Amenhotep III was his father and a lesser queen or concubine was his mother. Tutankhamen's linage is just another question-mark in a very mysterous period. Seems like the Amarna Age justly earns its name of The Amarna Tar Pits! The more we struggle to answer questions the deeper we become mired in more questions!
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Osiris II
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A family tree would be virtually impossible unless you accept the belief that Akhnaton was his father. Many do not, but believe that Amenhotep III was his father and a lesser queen or concubine was his mother. Tutankhamen's linage is just another question-mark in a very mysterous period. Seems like the Amarna Age justly earns its name of The Amarna Tar Pits! The more we struggle to answer questions the deeper we become mired in more questions!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, of course a proper report would include discussion of various hyptheses. Perhaps we should leave out the most difficult mysteries of this period.
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