Mummy of Egypt's "Lost Queen" Found

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This mummy is the body of gender-bending female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled ancient Egypt as both queen and king nearly 3,500 years ago, archaeologists announced on 27th June 2007.

The
mummified remains were first discovered in a tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings since King TUT. The body was left there unidentified until two months ago, when it was brought to Cairo's Egyptian Museum for testing.

The discovery of the Hatshepsut mummy is one of the most important finds in the history of Egypt.She was more powerful than Cleopatra and Nefertitis.She led the whole life dressed herself as a man,declare herself pharaoh .Though her power stretched over Egypt and her reign was prosperous her legacy was erased from the Egyptian history and all the records were removed and her corpse was remover from her town.

Computer Tomography (CT) scan allowed the scientists to go thought distinct physical traits of Hatshepsut mummy to that of her ancestors.So you must want to be aware of the facts that what is mummification and who is that King TUT . And for that I go through some search materials and find these which i wanna share with you.


Mummification
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It is very long and expensive process .Since the Egyptians believed that mummification was essential for passage to the afterlife, people were mummified and buried as well as they could possibly afford.First, the body was washed and ritually purified. The next step was to remove the deceased person's inner organs.
A slit was cut into the left side of the body so that the embalmers could remove the intestines, the liver, the stomach and the lungs. Each of these organs was embalmed using natron, which served to dry out the organs and discourage bacteria from decaying the tissues.

The organs were then individually wrapped using long strips of linen and placed in canopic jars.After the removal of inner organs ,the body cavity was stuffed with natron.The body was then placed on a slanted embalming table and completely covered with natron.The mummy was then prepared for bandaging.Once the mummy was finally prepared ,it was for the funeral.


King TUT : King Tutankhamen get his reigning at the age of just nine.It is thought that he was murdered by an official because his skull was bashed in and only a person of great importance could get near enough to harm him .Burial site of King Tutankhamen was discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922 by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon.

It is supposed that there exist a curse of King TUT.Because due to this great archaeological discovery,many other archaeologists went to the Valley of the Kings. Soon after, mysterious things began to occur. Many of the archaeologists that entered the tomb got ill and eventually died. It is recorded that during the 1920's, more than two dozen of these men died shortly after entering King Tut's tomb. This was the beginning of the curse of King Tut.

To many the curse of King Tut is still a mystery, to others it is just superstition, but yet there are still those who truly believe in the curse
.

3 comments:

Alexys Fairfield June 26, 2008 at 9:50 AM  

Truly fascinating. Thanks for the revealing photo too.

Mohd. Raza June 26, 2008 at 10:55 AM  

thanx for the appreciation!
hope u will visit again.hv a nice day!

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