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How Did Tutankhamun Die? Myth Buster

Updated: 4 days ago



New theories about how the boy-king, Tutankhamun, actually met his premature end pop up on a regular basis. The truth is, nobody knows for certain how he died.


Here are the running theories:


  1. He was assassinated by his successor

  2. He was chomped on by a vicious animal while out hunting

  3. He was run over by a rogue chariot whilst out enjoying the much loved Egyptian sport of Chariot Racing

  4. He had a large number of Genetic Diseases which caused him ill health and eventually death


What do you think?


Check out what Howard Carter found in Tutankhamun's tomb when he discovered it in 1922 to help you with your theories.



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