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    A King Tut chariot race thousands of years ago have have been the cause of the teenage Egyptian pharaoh’s death. King Tut’s death has been a mystery for a century, but a report claims he sustained life-threatening injuries during a chariot race.

    Researchers told The Independent newspaper that he likely died during a chariot race when he fell down. They performed a “virtual autopsy” that found injuries likely were due to getting smashed by a chariot.

    King Tut, whose full name is Tutankhamun, likely died in 1323 BCE at the age of 18 or 19.

    The Independent reported that experts called on car-accident investigators to create a computer simulation of chariot accidents. It suggested that he was hit by a chariot while he was on his knees.

    The accident shattered his ribs, pelvis, and severely damaged his heart.

    King Tut is the only mummified Egyptian pharaoh whose heart was missing.

    Further tests noted that his body was burned while it was sealed inside his coffin. Embalming oils were likely the culprit in this case, they found.

    “The charring and possibility that a botched mummification led the body spontaneously combusting shortly after burial was entirely unexpected, something of a revelation,” Dr Chris Naunton, director of the Egypt Exploration Society, told the paper.

    Tutankhamun ruled from 1333 to 1324 BCE.

    Channel 4 in the U.K. will broadcast a special about his death on Sunday.

    “The emergence of a fragment of the pharaoh’s flesh provides a unique opportunity to crack this mystery, and brand new chemical tests lead Dr Naunton to a shocking conclusion: that King Tut’s body spontaneously combusted due to a botched mummification,” says the channel. “Combined with new evidence of Tutankhamun leading the charge in Egypt’s foreign wars, what emerges is a new image of this young ruler, and a tragic battlefield death,” it continues.


    He received worldwide attention after Englishmen Howard Carter and George Herbert found his tomb in 1922 in Egypt’s Valley of Kings.

    Previously, researchers posited that he died of malaria.

    Chariot Race Injury May Have Killed King Tut: Researchers

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    Yeah, I read this morning that he may have spontaneously combusted inside the sarcophagus. Woops.
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    "King Tut is the only mummified Egyptian pharaoh whose heart was missing. "
    Fun fact: Not his only missing part. CultureLab: On the trail of Tutankhamen's penis
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    It's probably a little crusty now, isn't it? Or maybe that's where the fire started.
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    YES! "Buried in his jammies....."
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    Interesting! I've set the programme to record on Sunday. I love stuff like this. If people were present when his body combusted they must have absolutely shat themselves
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    YES! "Buried in his jammies....."
    "Got a condo made of stone-uh!"
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    Yes, I played it again. Didn't realize the Fonz is the guy carrying around the pyramids and desert background near the end.

    "Funky Tut!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    Yes, I played it again. Didn't realize the Fonz is the guy carrying around the pyramids and desert background near the end.

    "Funky Tut!"
    That's awesome! I watched the whole thing, but didn't notice it until you pointed it out.

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    Mo, he actually introduces Henry Winkler - I didn't notice it until the last time I played it either. Winkler just kinda stands there, jiggling the pyramid background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karistiona View Post
    Interesting! I've set the programme to record on Sunday. I love stuff like this. If people were present when his body combusted they must have absolutely shat themselves
    So have I!!! Can't wait!
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    I'll be watching it too. I'm a Tut Nut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    I'll be watching it too. I'm a Tut Nut.
    My parents took me to the temporary Tutankhamun exhibit at the Smithsonian (West Wing of the National Gallery of Art) when I was just a little kid. I remember waiting in a gigantic line that wound around the inside of the museum. The exhibit was AMAZING. And my parents were awesome.
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    I'm watching it right now. This is totally reviving my childhood dream to be an Egyptologist. It's helping that Dr Naunton is really hot. All neck beardy and nerdy.
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