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Tutankhamun A Warrior King?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:46 am    Post subject: Tutankhamun A Warrior King? Reply with quote

A so far little noticed object from KV 62, a Leather Harness (Cairo JE 62628, Carter No. 587a) with clear signs of usage, seems to support the in the past already voiced conjectures (see among other, Raymond Johnson in 2004) about a possible participation of Tutankhamun in military conflicts:

" Tutankhamun Was A Warrior King Not A Feeble Boy, Northampton Academics Claim " (Northampton Chronicle - Nick Spoors, 23.03.2018)

" King Tut, The Boy Soldier? Here's What Other Stories Aren't Telling You. " (Live Science - Owen Jarus, 29.03.2018).
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few weeks ago there was a very good documentary about this on TV with information that was completely new, particularly about Tutankhamun's cuirass and how it was constructed.

I would debate their findings that he was a warrior pharaoh though as they ignored the physical issues that his mummy shows. His left foot rather mitigates against a very active lifestyle. Then there is the scene on a box of him and Akhesenamun, where he is sitting down to shoot an arrow, why sit down if you are a fit young warrior pharaoh? Why have so many walking sticks as well.

I suspect that what we see is perhaps an ancient example of the tricks used to hide the incapacity of FDR from the public. Who knows, maybe Tutankhamun did ride in a chariot, but held in place by some type of harness as he would have had a bit of difficulty with that pesky left foot in maintaining balance in a chariot bouncing about.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lutz,
from seeing you as a very fact based individual, I find it hard to believe anything found in tut's tomb would encourage you to post something which is not proved?
Tut's tomb is basically a cache of objects thrown together. How do we know this is from anything to do with Tut?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

panther42 wrote:
... Tut's tomb is basically a cache of objects thrown together. How do we know this is from anything to do with Tut?

The French term "cachette" is used in Egyptology for the hiding place of mummies or temple statues : DB 320; KV 35; Bab El-Gasus; Statues, steles and reliefs in the first courtyard at Karnak Temple; Statues in the courtyard of Amenhotep III. at Luxor Temple. None of the fund groups discovered in these "cachettes" are even remotely comparable to the one in KV 62 ...

The objects from KV 62 were made or were re-dedicated for the funeral of Tutanchamun, come from his personal possession (right down to his underwear) or can be referred to as so-called "family souvenirs".

I personally have never claimed that the obvious traces of use on the harnisch are a clear evidence of a "warrior king" Tutanchamun. However, one must admit that they can be an indication (along with others, such as the traces of use on the chariot, the reliefs described by Johnson, etc.). And, participation in a battle, and death as a result of injuries sustained there, would also be a logical explanation for the anomalies in the mummification of the king.
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