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Doing a project on king tut
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:06 am 
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Im doing a project on king tut but i cant find any info on his childhood life...Anybody?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:04 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:00 pm 
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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: Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:02 pm 
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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: Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:28 pm 
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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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