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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:55 am 
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The results of the scan of Tutankhamen have been released! There is NO evidence that he died from a blow to the head. Read this:
"A three-dimensional X-ray scan of Tutankhamun's mummy found no evidence to support theories he was murdered but failed to solve the 3,000-year-old mystery of how the young Egyptian pharaoh died.

Some members of the investigative team say he may have died from an infected thigh wound, but others doubt this, saying that injury may have been inflicted later by archaeologists, according to the team's five-page report released on Tuesday.

Either way, the team's chairman says the case should now be closed and the tomb of the king who died in 1352 BC, aged about 19, should not be disturbed again.

Some historians have speculated the ruler was murdered, based on his young age and the turbulent political and religious circumstances during that period of Egyptian history.

"We don't know how the king died, but we are now sure that it was not murder. Maybe he died on his own," said Zahi Hawas, chairman of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities.

"The case is closed. We should not disturb the king any more," he told Reuters after the report came out.

"There is no evidence that the young king was murdered," said a press release attached to the report.

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The report said the CT scan performed in January found no evidence of a blow to the back of Tutankhamun's head and no other evidence of foul play.

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<http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=4&u=
/nm/20050308/ts_nm/egypt_tutankhamun_dc>


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:24 pm 
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That's awesome! Thanks Osiris II, for that article!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:59 pm 
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So much for Zahi Hawass' rather bold claims that this scan would reveal exactly how Tut died. lol


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:18 pm 
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Osiris II...
Thanks for your great articles all over this forum ! :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:41 pm 
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Here's a one-minute video report from Netscape on the CT scan.

Nothing new. Just the main points of interest I guess.

http://video.netscape.com/videolight.html

Here are some pictures as well.
http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/ns/news/pho ... ype=photos


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:35 pm 
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And still more! This is taken from Zahi Hawass' official website on Guardian's. It goes into futher detail:
http://www.guardians.net/hawass/press_r ... esults.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:56 am 
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Well, the scan didn't reveal much, especially not the "exact cause" of Tut's death. And what about the other thing Hawas wanted it to reveal - Tutankhamun's ancestry?

Anyway, I suppose that the infection from a tight wound is pretty possible.


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