Skip to comments.Has Tutankhamun's tragic teenage wife finally been found?
Posted on 01/17/2018 3:30:31 PM PST by mairdie
The mystery of the final resting place of the wife of Ancient Egypt's most famous ruler has moved a step closer to being solved.
Egyptologists previously discovered what they believe is the burial chamber of Ankhesenamun, Tutankhamun's wife, in the Valley of The Kings.
If confirmed, it could help to unravel the final fate of the boy king's wife, who suddenly disappeared from historical records after her second marriage.
The teen bride is believed to have had a tragic life, marrying her father, her grandfather and her half-brother Tutankhamun.
Archaeologists have now begun to excavate an area near a tomb at the World Heritage Site, which they believe contains her body.
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Today, the ultralib profs would say "...not that there's anything wrong with that."
As I remember, the pharoahship descended through the woman, not the man.
I hope they find her grave. One of the first historical novels about Egypt I read was about Ankhesenamun (or Ankesenpaaten). It sparked a lifelong interest in ancient and modern Egypt.
That is the theory that has the most adherents among scholars at this time. The woman whose husband could be Pharaoh was called “the throne princess” or “the red princess.”
The book I noted above costs at least a hundred dollars now, but it must have been in a school or public library when I was a girl in the 1970s.
She banged him, his dad, and his grandpa? Hmm. Guess there were lefties back then too...
Typical man, blaming the teenaged girl for the actions of powerful men.
I think one of the most pitiful historical documents I have read is her letter to the king of the Hittites asking for him to select one of his sons to send to be her husband after Tutankhamun died.
No living children and she knew that unless she moved fast she was going to end up with either the General of the Army or her grandfather as her husband.
I graduated history of art/physics in 1967 from U of Chicago. Picked it up in one of the Egyptian art classes.
Professor Bob Brier, who recorded 24 hours on ancient Egypt for the “The Great Courses” and has published some popular books on Egypt, said the same. His conclusion was that she married the general, Ay, who was a commoner, but died without issue, resulting in the total destruction of the Aten cult and the restoration of the power of the priests of Amun.
Fascinating. Wasn’t Barbara Mertz, who wrote novels about Egypt as “Elizabeth Peters,” a graduate of the University of Chicago in Egyptology? I have her last novel, which was completed by Joan Hess, past-due at the library!
You forgot the /sarcasm tag. It’s ok...I got it. ;)
Back then, prolly half the dudes were chicken effers. At least she didn’t have to bang a chicken effer.
It would be more accurate to say they all raped her, although she might have “consented” due to the lack of any other choice.
I believe chickens were food.
For some reason they’re taking a lot of time to check out those supposed secret chambers. I haven’t heard anything more about it.
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