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Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved

British researchers believe they've found evidence explaining how the boy king died and, in the process, made a shocking discovery: After King Tut was sealed in his tomb in 1323 B.C., his mummified body caught fire and burned.

In 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered Tutankhamun’s near-intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The king’s mummified body still lay, surrounded by precious grave goods, in

Diadem of Tutankhamun. This crown, studded with semipreciois stones, was found on the head of King Tutankhamun's mummified body and was probably worn by the pharaoh in life.

Gold sandals found on the mummy of the Pharaoh Heqakheperre Shoshenq II (887–885 BC), an Egyptian king of the 22nd dynasty of Egypt. He was the only ruler of this Dynasty whose tomb was not plundered by tomb robbers. His final resting place was discovered within an antechamber of Psusennes I's tomb at Tanis by Pierre Montet in 1939.

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Tiny amulets depicting deities were also considered protective objects. Some examples of such are that of Selket, the scorpion goddess, and Anubis, the jackal-headed god of mummification. In addition, tiny amulets of the parts of the body were used in order to ensure that, if and when a part of the mummified body become suddenly detached, the decendent, in the Afterlife, would be able to use a body part amulet as a substitute.

The mummy is identified as the mummified body of the Buddhist master Liuquan. It’s described as being one of a kind and consequently the only one available for research in the West.

Diadem of Tutankhamun Inlaid Diadem with Vulture and Cobra - Gold, glass, obsidian, carnelian, malachite, chalcedony, lapis lazuli. Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun (1332–1323 B.C.) Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Tutankhamun Studded with semiprecious stones, this crown was found on the head of King Tutankhamun's mummified body and was probably worn by the pharaoh in life.