Ancient Egyptian Forum Forum Index Ancient Egyptian Forum

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 


King tut's assassination
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ancient Egyptian Forum Forum Index -> Pharaohs
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Osiris II
Pharaoh


Joined: 13 Mar 2004
Posts: 914
Location: Long Beach, CA

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the CT scan just completed, Tutankhamen had NO physical abornormalities at the time of his death. He seems to have been a healthy, normal eighteen-year-old, who just happened to die! As Hawass has said, there was undoubtily some plot to assiinate him (perhaps poison) but no tramatic injury that killed him has been discovered.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Google
Sponsor





PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:09 pm    Post subject: Advertisement

Back to top
Sphynx
Servant


Joined: 18 Jul 2004
Posts: 16

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just my personal opinion, but I don't believe that. But then again, maybe it's just the stubborness in me that refuses to belive Tut just. . .died. I mean. . the whole gangrene theory that they have now? He was the PHARAOH. Wouldn't they have caught an infection LONG before it turned into gangrene. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong. Just seems rather. . .odd
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
kmt_sesh
Prince/Princess


Joined: 14 May 2005
Posts: 350
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
He was the PHARAOH. Wouldn't they have caught an infection LONG before it turned into gangrene. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong. Just seems rather. . .odd


As advanced medicinally as the ancient Egyptians were at treating traumatic injuries, they (like most of the ancient world) were more less helpless when it came to viral or bacterial infections. They would not have been able to present an effective treatment for a serious infection that likely resulted from the severe fractures to Tut's legs. They would have known an infection was possible, in so much as they understood what might happen to a serious open wound, but without antibiotics there's only so much they could have done in the first place to clean and dress the wounds. It wasn't until Roman times and particularly the physician Galen that these sort of things were beginning to be understood. Wink
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
xman
Servant


Joined: 09 Feb 2005
Posts: 19
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is also quite possible that his heart simply gave out. We're talking about generations of interbreeding and it is conjctured that Akenaten had Marfan's syndrome which he might (50/50) have passed on to Tut, one of the major symptoms of which is a very weak heart.

With the given knowledge, I find it difficult to support either Ay or Horemheb (or anyone else for that matter) as a suspected assasin. It could have beeen the priests of Amun, but Tut was restoring the ancient traditions of Egypt at the time so there's still too little motive for them.

I think he either died of a heart attack or a brain anurism or some other weak cellular condition associated with Marfan's (which is still hypothesis in itself) or there's something we don't know, nor will ever about what Tut was doing with the government of Egypt that enraged someone. Since both are supposed, that's 50/50 as near as I can tell.
_________________
Always remember, it's your right to have a SUPER day!
If you're not, call me ... I'll have one for you.


Last edited by xman on Sat Sep 10, 2005 4:21 am; edited 3 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kmt_sesh
Prince/Princess


Joined: 14 May 2005
Posts: 350
Location: Chicago, IL

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure I buy into the Marfans' angle. That theory has kind of fallen by the wayside, actually. There's little chance Akhenaten ever resembled the strange forms of the statuary and reliefs from the early Amarna Period--it was probably more of an artistic convention employed to established a physical sense of divinity among the Akhenaten family. And later on in the Amarna Period the statuary and reliefs of the royal family present them as much more conventional in appearance.

Also, the whole inbreeding issue tends to be overblown. No single royal family was ever in place long enough to produce severe conginetal defects from interbreeding. And even if the Tuthmosid line of rulers down to Akhenaten did inbreed more than was the norm for even the royals (and there's no evidence they did), Tut's mother, whether she was Nefertiti or Kiya or someone else altogether, likely had none of the genetic "contamination" that the father's side may have had.

Your weak heart argument is interesting, though. Of all the theories presented (and I used to be a proponent of the assassination theory), I think the gangrenous infection is at present the most plausible, based on the evidence presented by the CT scans. Such an infection could well have damaged cardiac tissues and led to heart failure. Wink
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ancient Egyptian Forum Forum Index -> Pharaohs All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4
Page 4 of 4

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 10373 / 0