Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 22 He Gave His Life For Tourism

Written By: Tracy - Aug• 07•17
Howard Carter examines King Tut's coffin.

Howard Carter examines King Tut’s sarcophagus.

When he was born, about 1342 BC, Tutankhaten’s life wasn’t his own.  That’s what happens when you’re a public figure. Ask the Queen of England, or any of her relations who show up in the tabloids from time to time.   

But the boy who would become known to us as Tutankhamun would be especially noteworthy because even in death his story isn’t his own.  Rather it’s a blank canvas over which archaeologists and politicians write their own interpretations, only to erase them and start over as the cultural zeitgeist changes. 

 

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