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What are 5 facts about King Tutankhamun's tomb?

Mysteries of king Tut's tomb

The discovery of hidden rooms in Tutankhamun's tomb makes us wonder to ask many questions about Tutankhamun and search for his life and death to know more about him and his place in ancient Egyptian because of the rich attractions he left to discover today in Egypt tours.

Archaeologists believed that the last burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings had been discovered even before Howard Carter's 1922 discovery of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, which had never been touched before. King Tut ruled Egypt for only one decade from 1332 to 1322 B.C. and died at the age of nineteen. Despite his young age, he achieved many achievements and left many high-end tourist attractions that we see in Egypt travel packages steadfast until now in glory.

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In November 2015, radar expert Hiro Katsu Watanabe conducted a series of radar scans of the cemetery's land, and the results of these radar scans showed the possibility of other burial chambers hidden behind the walls of the young king's tomb. The use of ground-penetrating radar is known to be extremely difficult in the Valley of the Kings because of the rocky terrain. According to Zahi Hawass, the former minister of antiquities, natural cracks in the rocks can reflect radar waves in a way that may make them look like man-made chambers, so another round of radar scans is needed to make sure they are there. Our tour guide is ready to inform you of all the updates during your Egypt classic tours to Luxor's west bank to see the king's tomb while he explains the mysteries of tut's tomb, you will feel interested in Luxor day tours as they are full of stories.

Although Tutankhamun is not frequently mentioned in historical records, he ruled during a time of significant change in Egypt. His predecessor, Pharaoh Akhenaten, changed the official religion from polytheism to the worship of the sun god, which diminished the power of the traditional priests. Tutankhamun assumed the throne during a movement back towards traditional worship following Akhenaten's death. Join our Egypt classic tours to discover the interesting history of Egyptian Pharaohs.

The discovery of Tut's tomb has brought up significant inquiries about Egyptian history, including the quest for his predecessors and successors, the potential presence of other individuals buried alongside him, and the possibility of undiscovered burial chambers. Some answers about the life of King Tut and his relatives are within reach, while other aspects of his life remain a mystery, also know about the secret behind the Curse of Tutankhamun.

What were Tutankhamun's parents?

Around 1341 B.C. during the reign of Akhenaten, a royal child was born, named Tutankhamun Aton, which means the living image of Aton, and was renamed after Akhenaten's death according to the traditional religion of sun worship, and Tutankhamun became. Tutankhamun's mother is a subject of debate among researchers. Some believe that it is Queen Nefertiti, the main wife of Akhenaten who owns a tomb in the Valley of Queens, while others suggest it may be one of his other wives, Kia, who was marginalized. The paternity of Tutankhamun's siblings is also uncertain, with some suggesting that his father may have been Pharaoh Samenkh-ka-ra, who ruled immediately before Tutankhamun.

The test of many mummies found in the Valley of the Kings proved that Tut's father was buried in the opposite cemetery in the valley (55KV), and his mother is buried in a cemetery relatively far from the west (35KV), but the identity of these two mummies remains unknown. You can join our 8 days luxury package to Luxor and Aswan, one of our guided Egypt luxury tours to Luxor may you have an opinion!

Identifying the true parents of Tut may help to reveal the kind of royal machinations that surrounded him and made him rule at the age of nine.

If another mummy had been found in Tut's tomb, the identity of the owner could be identified through the inscriptions engraved on the contents of the burial ground, thereby helping to solve this mystery.

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Who were Tutankhamun's parents?

Who ruled before Tutankhamun?

At the end of his reign, Akhenaten was appointed as Nefer Neferatan, possibly Nefertiti under a different name, who ruled for three years after his death. Samenkh-ka-Ra, a controversial figure, captured Nefer Neferatan, who some researchers believe is one of Nefertiti's alias. It is also possible that the mummy of one of Akhenaten's male relatives, found in an older burial chamber separated by a wall to expand Tut's tomb, may be identified as Tut's executioner.

Who ruled before Tutankhamun

Who ruled after Tutankhamun?

Tutankhamun died suddenly at the age of 19 without leaving an heir. The inscriptions show that he was married to Ankh Essen Amon, Nefertiti's daughter, who is likely to have been his half-sister, had two daughters who died shortly after their birth, and whose mummies were found in Tut's tomb you can see their tombs beside him during Valley of Kings tour. Tut's death may have left his wife in a desperate position, possibly the one who sent a letter to the King of Theres, who ruled what is now Turkey and Syria, asking for a groom to share the throne of Egypt, in a last-ditch attempt to hold on to power; the documents show that the Emir of the Recitals, Zananza, was sent, but lost on the way.

The timing of the letter is uncertain, but Eaton Krauss suggests that Nefertiti may have written it to request a co-regent before becoming Pharaoh. Although the authorship of the letter may remain unknown, Egyptian scholars are committed to uncovering the enigma of Tutankhamun's demise and its aftermath. If you feel interested in the Egyptian Pharaohs' history so you will like our Egypt cultural tours that are full of the history of different eras.

Who ruled after Tutankhamun?

Was tut's tomb built for him or someone else?

According to Reeves and other scholars, Tutankhamun's tomb may be too small for a pharaoh, possibly due to his sudden death and a hurried re-preparation of the tomb. Despite containing numerous art pieces, only one of the four chambers is fully adorned, which differs from other royal tombs you will notice yourself on the west bank Luxor tour. The artwork showcases Tutankhamun's voyage to the afterlife. Reeves further observes that over 80% of the tomb's objects were originally intended for past monarchs, including Akhenaten.

Reeves also believes that instead of building an extended tomb for Tut, the builders may have separated and allocated part of another large cemetery; He is Nefertiti, who was buried as the Pharaoh (Samenkh-ka-ra), and Hawass argues that Nefertiti's prominent role in the worship of God Aton makes it difficult to believe that it can be buried in the Valley of the Kings, the holy place of god Amun.

Are there others buried with Tut?

Reeves shares the optimism of a few researchers about the possibility of containing any new burial chambers on Nefertiti's tomb. Although finding her mummy under any name promises a great opening to the study of ancient Egypt, the possibility of finding something different in these stacked rooms remains. Frank Rowley, from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, worked on an extensive study of Tut's mummy, compiling a list of royal figures who could be there; The presence of any of these mummies may more clearly indicate the kinship of King Tut. There is also the possibility that these rooms may not be just storage rooms; in any case, the existence of these rooms carries countless possibilities for what you can tell us about King Tut. As Eaton Krauss says, "The only certain thing about Tutankhamun is that he is dead." If you feel interested in this topic, so ancient Egyptian Mummies you will like it.

How did King Tutankhamun die?

The matter of Tutankhamun's cause of death remains unresolved, and it is unlikely that the newly discovered chambers will provide an answer. Rowley's DNA analysis revealed that the pharaoh suffered from malaria, and a CT scan demonstrated a rare bone disorder affecting his right foot, which caused a deformity. Tutankhamun possessed around 130 walking sticks, indicating their use during his lifetime.

Rowley asserts that understanding and evaluating Tut's health will affect the researchers' view and assessment, in the sense that he was a strong and active pharaoh who led the armies in battle, or was he just a weak mock ruler manipulated and exploited by those who were greedy in the Governing Council, and older than him?!

Rowley hopes to be able to conduct an extended and more thorough examination of Tut's body so that he can gather more information about his health and therefore find out the cause of his death.

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Egypt has many historical sites that you can visit and enjoy. Each tour is different and unique. If you go on a Nile cruise, you can visit Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor in the South and enjoy the temples, tombs, and the treasures of the Nile. In the North, enjoy the Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Sakkara. Mosques, churches in Cairo, and many landmarks located in the city of Alexandria. On the East, Enjoy a beach tour for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the Red sea. Every city has its charm, history, and flavor where you can do many tours and activities.

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It usually varies according to the type of tourist trip in Egypt, but the average cost for spending one week in Egypt is 1600 USD including visiting alot of tombs and temples and sailing on a 4 or 5 stars Nile cruise.

Don't drink the tap water - it is highly chlorinated. However, with enough time in Egypt, you could potentially grow accustomed to the water. This doesn't mean that the tap water is polluted, it simply means that you are not used to it, and you might get stomach problems. This happened to most people when they visit a country for the first time. They were simply not used to water there. It's a similar situation here. It is advisable to drink Bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why it is strongly advisable that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.

Enjoy Egypt Tours From September until March. It is the perfect time when the weather is good and mild. From September until mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C. mid-Nov until the end of February is wintertime when temperatures during the day are around 12 or 15 C, and at night can drop to about 7 or 8 C. In March and April, the weather is still so nice and travelers can enjoy the Easter vacation. From May to September is the summer season. Spending summertime in a desert climate does not appeal to most travelers. Average daytime temperatures hover in the high 80s and low to mid-90s, although they can jump up into three digits in the South as in Luxor and Aswan. Summer is really hot here, prices go down and it is a good chance for travelers with a tight budget.

It is usually hot and sunny. winter falls between November and January, and the peak of the summer months is between June and August. Winters are generally mild, although temperatures can fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night. In the Western Desert. Cairo and areas of the Nile Delta may experience a few rainy days during winter. Summers can be unbearably hot, especially in the desert and other areas of the country's interior. In Cairo, average summer temperatures regularly exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the record high for Luxor and Aswan, popular tourist destinations on the banks of the River Nile, is 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).

Safety and security are our first and foremost concerns! Egypt is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, accommodations and sightseeing nationwide have finalized sterilization and disinfection in light of the Egyptian government's efforts to implement precautionary measures against the COVID-19. In addition, our company has followed the same procedures to make all our staff, guides, and drivers are well-trained with the current events to prevent and stop the spread of this outbreak. Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.

There are many things to do in Egypt during your visit depending on your interests and character. Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority if you are a history and culture lover. You must visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and enjoy visiting the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Aswan. You can visit the city of Hurghada, Marsa Alam, or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy many activities there such as diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, or swimming. You may like to go on a safari trip in the western desert if you are an adventurer. Many other activities are available in every single Egyptian city

The high season for tourism is all year with winter and spring being peak season for cultural travels with lots of sightseeing. Weather in Egypt is perfect for many kinds of tourism, and if coming in June, July, and August, head for the seaside resorts. Those months are very warm with temperatures that can reach around 45C. and the humidity is about 70 to 80%, but it is bearable with the sea and large swimming pools nearby. So the period of the high summer season is also a bit busy as hotels fill up with tourists from all over the world looking for a bargain, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, etc. It is also a primary vacation time in Europe. If you come in the deep summer season you can still enjoy it because you can always sightsee early in the morning and go again at night when the sunsets. You will definitely need good sunscreen and a lot of liquids to drink with a nice hat on your head. Summer is a good time for people looking for good rates in accommodation and other services.

Egypt is a Muslim country and the dress code is towards the conservative side, especially for women. That being said, we are used to seeing travelers from all over the world. My suggestion would be to wear light clothes and not to wear short shorts, short skirts and alike to avoid the occasional unwanted stare. But it's really up to you. When you visit religious places (synagogues, churches, and mosques) you do need to cover your shoulders and wear over the knee dresses, if you are planning to wear one of course. If you plan to attend the Nile dinner cruise, there is no need for formal wear unless you want to make that night a special night! Also, you will be sharing this experience with other travelers so you can dress however you feel most comfortable.

You can get your visa when you arrive at Cairo Airport. It is an easy process for USA, UK, Canadian, Australian and European citizens. The visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp) that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa will cost you $25 US Dollars and after buying it; you just stick it on any empty page on your passport. Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer. You can also apply for E-Visa via the official electronic visa portal: www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

Your Egypt Tours travel agency recommends two weeks so that you can enjoy the temples and tombs of Luxor and Aswan, explore the sights of Cairo, and relax in the Red Sea islands and nature reserves.

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