Tutankhamun

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Tutankhamen

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Tutankhamun

Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled ca. 1332–1323 BCE), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. His original name, Tutankhaten, means “Living Image of Aten”, while Tutankhamun means “Living Image of Amun”.

The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter and George Herbert of Tutankhamun’s nearly intact tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun’s burial mask, now in the Cairo Museum, remains the popular symbol.

When he became king, he married his half-sister, Ankhesenpaaten, who later changed her name to Ankhesenamun. They had two daughters, both stillborn. Computer tomography studies released in 2011 revealed that one daughter died at 5–6 months of pregnancy and the other at 9 months of pregnancy.

With the death of Tutankhamun and the two stillborn children buried with him, the Thutmosid family line came to an end.

After Tutankhamun’s death his wife, Ankhesenamun, married Ay.

Damnatio Memoriae

Like MU provost Isabella Medici, whose own brother placed a damnatio memoriae on her (after colluding with her husband to murder her) Tutankhamun and the Thumosid Dynasty suffered a damnatio memoriae.

After Ay’s death, Horemheb usurped the throne and instigated a campaign of damnatio memoriae against Ay, Tutankhamun, Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and Ankhesenamun of the Thutmosid Dynasty (Thutmosid Dynasty, aka Eighteenth Dynasty of ancient Egypt (Dynasty XVIII)(c. 1543–1292 BC) is the best known ancient Egypt dynasty. It included Hatshepsut, Akhanetan & Tutankhamun)

Excavations in the LEA23 Valley

When future archaeologists explore the remains of Medici University in the traces of Eleonora Valley at LEA23, what do you think they will find? What boy kings? Heretical visionaries? Incestuous relationships? Is piloting an alt like marrying your sister? Where is the golden death mask? Will there be yet another damnatio memoraie? Please share your visions of the future yet to come in the comments below.

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