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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:35 pm 
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who kill king tut and why did they do it? :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:12 pm 
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Search for it. I have posted the suspects somewhere in Pharoahs (it was farely recent), and I also posted why they might have done it. So, take a look!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2003 6:44 pm 
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By the way, to search the site for answers to your questions, go to the top of this page or any other, and go to search and enter what you want to find. This is very helpful and I'm sure you will find plenty of information about the death of Pharaoh Tutankhamen. But as an overview: Most people agree that it was Aye who killed Tut, since he was the next ruler, although some believe (Including myself) that it was Horemheb, who ruled after Aye's short reign.

As to why they did it... Some think they were power-hungry, and wanted to rule the country (This placing Aye as the main suspect, since he was the next to rule, and the oldest, meaning that it Tutankhamen did have children, he would never get to rule before his death). Some think that it was to destroy anyone who was related to Akhenaten or who might someday re-adopt his religious views (In this case Horemheb would be the most likely suspect, as he destroyed the cartouches of Tutankhamen that were upon his monuments and such, sometimes replacing it with his own cartouche).

For more in-depth discussions on this topic, look in "Queens of Egypt" under the heading "King Tut." You may also like to read "The Muder of Tutankhamen" by Bob Brier.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 6:13 pm 
It is most likely that Ay was the culprit, not Horemheb.

Ay became pharaoh directly after Tutankhamun, and forced Ankhesenamun into marriage with him. Had it been Horemheb, wouldn't he have been the "servant" whom the Queen spoke of in her letter to the Hittites? No, because Ankhesenamun never married Horemheb, but Ay. Subsequently, the Queen disappears from the records.

From this it is deduced that Ay murdered Ankhesenamun after he stole the throne from Tutankhamun, for he had only used her to "legally" become king. An old man, Ay died only a few years later, and Horemheb took the throne.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2003 2:55 pm 
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Many also believe Aye and Horemheb were in the murder together.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 7:50 am 
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I think the murderer (if it was really a murder) was Horemheb. After all, he wasn't of noble origin while Ay was related to the royal family (as Tiye's borther and probably Nefertiti's father). So when Ankhesenamen spoke about a "servant", it is more likely that she was referring to Horemheb than to her uncle / grandfather. Maybe after Zannanza was killed, Ay tried to save the throne for Ankhesenamen and himself from Horemheb, and this can be the cause of Ay's name on monuments being changed to that of Horemheb.
There is no proof that Ankhesenamen actually married Ay. That ring with their cartouches can refer to a co-regency as well.

However, the other theory, that Horemheb and Ay both were responsible for Tut's death, also makes sense. It's not hard to imagine them agreeing that Ay will rule and after his death (which was near, for he was already old) Horemheb will rule. Maybe this was the reason of Akhesenamen feeling lonely and desperate and writing the letter to the Hittites.
To prove this theory I think it would be needed to know when did Horemheb marry Mutnodjmet. If it was about the time of Tut's death, then it is likely that this theory is correct.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:43 pm 
Could you tell me how king tut was dressed. was both of his legs rapped


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