Skip to comments.Fractured Leg Bone Not The End Of Tutankhamen Mystery
Posted on 04/01/2005 1:30:06 PM PST by nickcarraway
Fractured Leg Bone Not The End Of Tutankhamen Mystery Original X-rays of Tutankhamen's body, taken by scientists at the University of Liverpool, could throw new light on the mystery of the young King's death.
Robert Connolly, Senior Lecturer in Physical Anthropology from the Universitys Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, is working with the Egyptian authorities to analyse recent findings from a CT scan of the mummy and has been asked to comment on suggestions by scientists that Tutankhamen died as a result of an infection following an injury to the femur bone.
Mr Connolly has re-analysed the original X-rays of the leg taken by Professor Ronald Harrison in 1968 and has found no evidence, such as the involvement of soft tissue, to suggest that the fracture in the femur bone became infected.
Mr Connolly adds: Its possible Tutankhamens leg injury could have been sustained in an accident. There are remarkable similarities between his ribcage injuries and those of a British mummy - St Bees Man in Cumbria - who sustained fatal damage to his chest in a jousting accident. It is therefore highly possible that the King could have died as a result of a chariot or sporting accident, or even at war.
Another possibility is that the leg bone was broken during the 1925 autopsy, during which the mummy was sawn in half, just below the rib cage, for no apparent medical or scientific reason. It is possible that damage to both the leg bone and the ribs was done at the same time, in an attempt by scientists to find hidden gold in the cavities of the body.
The original X-rays also revealed fragments of bone in the skull, which led many to believe the King could have been murdered by a blow to the head. Mr Connolly, however, found that the bone had been dislodged from the top of the neck and not the skull as previously thought.
He continues: It is possible that the vertebrae could have been broken when Egyptian priests removed the brain. We believe there was a substantial delay between death and mummification, during which time the brain would have liquefied. The priests have almost certainly drained the brain through the base of the skull rather than removing it in the traditional way via the nose.
However, the bone was not caught in the resin that the priests used to preserve the body, suggesting that the bone was not broken during mummification. It is more likely that it was dislodged in the 1925 autopsy, as scientists searched for possible treasures hidden inside the skull.
Mr Connolly has also conducted an analysis of Lindow Man, the body found in a peat bog in Lindow Marsh, Cheshire, in 1984, which is now on display at the British Museum.
Original x-ray of Tutankhamen's leg with fracture. (Image courtesy of University Of Liverpool)
"Its possible Tutankhamens leg injury could have been sustained in an accident."....
Another possibility is that the leg bone was broken during the 1925 autopsy,"....
"the King could have been murdered by a blow to the head."....
It is possible that the vertebrae could have been broken when Egyptian priests removed the brain."....
In other words, we don't have the first damn clue how any of this happened but we like to speculate.
Since we're specualting how about this.
We know that Tut was buried in a tomb prepared for some other king. So, I speculate that Tut was never the actual King but was instead the first born son of the Pharaoh of Moses time. He died on the night of passover like every other first born in Egypt.
He was buried in the tomb that was being built for his father. The father was never buried there because his body was never recovered from the Red Sea where he died chasing after Moses and the Hebrew refugees.
You want specualtion, how's that for speculation
There is a "myth" from ancient Egypt about a Pharaoh who died in a whirlpool while fighting against a god. This "myth" has been downplayed by modern muslims who want to deny that any of that ever happened.
The other thing they failed to mention is that carved on the walls of his innner sanctuary were cryptic symbols resembling flying saucers.
These had rays eminating from them ending in little hands stretched downward to a sea and parting two large waves (indicated by a squiggly line between them). On this squiggly line a simple drawing of a man running, wearing footwear inscribed with what resembled the Nike emblem.
But did one of the hands have on a white glove?
And did the glove fit?
Oh my god YES!
And the following glyphs indicated some sort of chant on the part of this 'gloved one';
"Because I'm bad, I'm bad..."
This word 'bad' maybe translated as evil or then again indicative of a state of mind resulting from the trauma of chasing after innocents in order to do them harm.
Tut is lucky his spouse didn't cremate him immediately after death to hide any evidence of foul play.
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Posted on 07/30/2004 9:42:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Sorry, too much fact mixed in with your fiction. To be a real scientist you have to be able to create an entire pre-man hominoid species from a single pigs tooth plucked from a sand dune. Then you have to back the speculation with pictures of him in clothing and working crude tools in some rain forest.
You are never going to get funding, you used the Bible in your thinking, that is known to be "The Treat Grant Killer".
Sorry, a "Professor" you will never be...
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