King Tutankhamun

King Tutankhamun a.k.a. King Tut was found in the Valley of the Kings after dying from what is believed to be a skull trauma inflicted by his murderer, an official of significant importance. King Tut died in mid-January, 1343 B.C. becoming famous for the immaculate condition of his tomb.

Lord Carnarvon, a wealthy man who owned the right to dig in the Valley of the Kings, found King Tut’s mummy in 1922. with Howard Carter. Lord Carnarvon let Carter dig for a king named Tutankhamun who's name Carter had read on some stone walls. After searching for five years for the King’s mummy, Lord Carnarvon gave up and agreed to let Carter continue searching if he paid for the workers. Within a mere four days of work under Carter's pay the workers discovered steps leading to the entrance to the tomb. Lord Carnavon’s return form England took two weeks and upon return they began further excavation and uncovered Tutankhaman’s tomb nearly completely intact.

With over 3,000 years in passing the mystery of King Tut’s death has become a legendary story fascinating researchers. In 2005 evidence from a CT scan confirming that King Tut’s cranial damage was a procedural method of embalment. King Tut officially died from a leg injury causing gangrene at the young age of nineteen. He served as an Egyptian pharaoh reigned during the period known as the New Kingdom (1333 BC – 1324 BC). Tatankhaman translates as the "Living Image of Amun.”

“Tutankhaman and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” exhibition is featured at the Dallas Museum of Art.