HEY HELP ME PLEASE.....HERE ARE MY QUESTIONS I NEED TO KNOW:
1. WHAT IS A "KA"? AND TELL ME HOW THEY PREPARED TUTS "KA" FOR THE AFTERLIFE
2. WHAT GODESSES OR GODS OR SPIRTS WILL BE PRESENT AT HIS BURIAL?
3. LISST MATERIAL ITEMS THAT WILL ACCOMPANY TUT ON HIS JOURNTY . EXPLAIN SIGNIF.
4. WHATS THE REAL REASON HE DIED?
Okay. Sorry, but I don't remember it saying "Please Help me Akhenaten" On your letter before, so I'm really sorry I didn't write before.
Here's what I know...
A Ka is the person's vital force. If you were royal and had a mortuary temple, people would go there and offer food and say prayers, which they belived would nourish the Ka.
The Ka was supposedly created at your birth, and it was known as "Joining one's Ka" at death. The Ka is linked to the physical body, so that's why it was vital that the deceased remains were intact after burial. This is also why they hade funerary masks. If the face of the mummy was destroyed and the Ka couldn't recognize it, then the mask would prove the identity. The hieroglyph used to write Ka is a pair of joined arms or a person's double, shown kinda like a shadow.
What gods or goddeses were present at the funeral?
Well, hired mourners mourned the deceased. The two chief mourners were identified with Isis and Nephthys, the sisters of Osiris. In tomb painting and books of the dead, Anubis is shown standing behind the mummy during funeral rites. This was all I could find on the subject.
Items buried with deceased and significance:
Well, they usually included as much funerary equipment as they could afford. This could include a mattress and headrest, chairs, tables, wine, boxes and chests, clothing, wigs, sandals, staffs of office (If they had one, otherwise a walking stick), bags, jewellery, boardgames, mirrors, and other simialr items. Stuff that they used in everyday life. And they were buried with equipment related to their profession, like a Scribe being buried with writing implements, or a soldier with his weapons.
In the Old Kingdom they were buried with a "reserve head, " or a statue of the deceased's head, in case the mummy was unrecognizeable. During the New Kingdom they were sometimes buried with an Osiris-shaped tray filled with silt and planted with grain, which germinated after the tomb was closed. This emphasized the role of Osiris as god of the dead and the sprouting of the grain meant the rebirth of the deceased into the Afterlife.
They were also buried with four "Magic Bircks" of unbaked mud. They were set one on each side of the tomb. each one had an amulet inside. West had a faience djed-pillar, East had an unfired clay figure of Anubis, South had a reed with a wick, which looked like a torch, and the one on the Northern wall contained a shabti (Which I will talk about in a minute). The bricks were inscribed in Hieroglyphics with the 151st chaper of the book of the dead.
Shabtis were small mummiform figures called "Answerers." They were meant to come alive in the Afterlife and be servants for the deceased. They were buried by the hundreds in tombs, each usually inscribed with the name of the deceased.
On the mummy were placed Amulets, and each of them had a special significance.
They were buried with wadjyt or Horus eye amulets, heart amulets, ankh amulets (Ankh meant life), scarab amulets, amulets depicting gods, and many more. The Wadjyt eye was placed over the incision cut in the left side of the abdomen to remove the internal organs. Over the heart was placed a scarab beetle amulet. It was a symbol of a new life and a resurrection. It was wrapped in linen bandages and then placed over the heart and was usually greenj or another dark color.
How did Tutankhamen really die?
No one knows for certain. X-rays of the Pharaoh's scull show that he suffered a blow to the back of the head, so many people, including myself, think he was murdered. The two most likely suspects for this are Aye, Tutankhamen's Vizier and the next Pharaoh, and Horemheb, cheif of the army.
Hope this helps. For more information on how Tutankhamen could have died, read, "The Murder of Tutankahmen" by Bob Brier.