The Other Solar Child: King Tutankhamun

As the last Solar Child of the 2012 Mayan Prophecy and reincarnation of the Sacred Solar House of King Hanab Pacal of Palenque, Lord Pakal Ahau renders tribute to King Tutankhamun. On November 4, 2007, in Luxor, Egypt, King Tutankhamun’s buck-toothed face was unveiled Sunday for the first time in public — more than 3,000 years after the youngest and most famous pharaoh to rule ancient Egypt was shrouded in linen and buried in his golden underground tomb.

The mystery surrounding King Tutankhamun — who ruled during the 18th dynasty and ascended to the throne at age 8 — and his glittering gold tomb has entranced ancient Egypt fans since Carter first discovered the hidden tomb, revealing a trove of fabulous gold and precious stone treasures and propelling the once-forgotten pharaoh into global stardom.

Forensic results ruled out that Tut was violently murdered — but stopped short of definitively concluding how he died around 1323 B.C. Experts, including Hawass, suggested that days before dying, Tut badly broke his left thigh, an apparent accident that may have resulted in a fatal infection.

The CT scan also provided the most revealing insight yet into Tutankhamun’s life. He was well-fed and healthy, but slight, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall at the time of his death. The scan also showed he had the overbite characteristic of other kings from his family, large incisor teeth and his lower teeth were slightly misaligned.

Experts will begin another project to determine the pharaoh’s precise royal lineage. It is unclear if he is the son or a half brother of Akhenaten, the “heretic” pharaoh who introduced a revolutionary form of solar monotheism to ancient Egypt and was the son of Amenhotep III.

The exhibit will open Nov. 15 in London and later will make a three-city encore tour in the U.S. beginning with the Dallas Museum of Art.

Facial Exhibit of King Tutankhamun’s Egypt - 19 years old

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