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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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