Discovering Tut: the Saga Continues Summary Class 11 English
22 Aug 2023
The person who wrote this chapter is A.R. Williams. Also, this chapter is about Tutankhamun, the last heir to the great Pharaoh Dynasty. He ruled for 9 years and died when he was a teenager. When he died, a mystery was born. This chapter talks about all the possible mysteries: the curse, where his tomb is, his whole life, and then his death. The summary of Discovering Tut: The Saga Continues will tell you everything you need to know about how Tut died.
The great Pharaoh Dynasty ended with Tutankhamun. When he died, he was still young. Some people say that his death was a murder. Howard Carter, who was an archaeologist, found his tomb in 1922. After 80 years, he was given a CT scan so that a forensic reconstruction could figure out what happened to him and how he died.
Amenhotep III was his father or grandfather. He was a very powerful Pharaoh ruler for 40 years. Also, his son Amenhotep IV took over after him and started the strangest time in Egypt’s history. He got a new name, Akhenaten, which means “servant of Athens.” He made Amarna the religious capital instead of Thebes. Later, he attacked the god Amun, broke his statues, and closed down his temples. He was ruled by another mysterious leader who died quickly. Tutankhamun was in charge for nine years.
When Tut’s body was found mummified, he had a lot of gold and money. After so many years, Carter finally caught him. After doing research on the treasures, he planned to look inside his three boxes that fit inside each other. Many pieces of the tomb’s treasure had already been lost.
His rock-cut tomb was found 26 feet below the ground. It had some paintings on the walls. It shows that he was put down in either March or April. Carter got in trouble because of one of the coffins. Tut was stuck to the bottom of the solid gold with gums. Coffin was getting so strong that it was impossible to move. He put the box in the sun for a long time to break up the resins, but that didn’t work.
At last, he used the chisel and hammer to get rid of the glue. Carter thought he had no choice but to cut the mummy in half, or else thieves would have stolen the gold and other valuables. First, his men took the mummy’s head off. Then, they cut off every joint. After taking off all of the body parts, they put the body on a layer of sand. They put the pieces back where they came from in a wooden box.
Later, in January 2009, a CT scan, which uses hundreds of X-rays to make a 3D image, was done on the body. After the scan that night, the workers moved his body from the tomb and put it in a box. They went up the ramp and down the stairs and put the body on a hydraulic trailer with a scanner on it. The scanner stopped working all of a sudden, and the CT scan stopped in its tracks. The scan was finally finished when two spare fans were used. After 3 hours, they moved his body back to his tomb, where it is now at rest.
To sum up, the summary of Discovering Tut: The Saga Continues tells you that Tutankhamun, who was also known as Tut, was a brave king who ruled during the Great Pharaoh Dynasty. He died in a strange way and is now at peace in his grave.