Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Lost Pharoah: The Search for Akhenaten

(Note: this video was made in 1980, so it's a bit dated (albeit still interesting). Akhenaten's mummy has since been located in the Valley of the Kings and DNA confirms he was King Tut's father. There was also no genetic deformity identified, so the Armana art seems to be be highly stylized. Egyptologists now speculate that Ahkenaten chose to be portrayed with both male and female characteristics because the Aten contained both masculine and feminine principles.) Recent study of Tut's mummy, by the way, shows he was not murdered and that he likely died of an infection resulting from a horrendous leg fracture.


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