Taboos the history of the world: The exiled dynasty

appears As Howard Carter in 1922 of the tomb of Tutankhamun, the Sensation is perfect: an untouched Pharaoh's tomb. Almost 80 rulers this is the only one not t

Taboos the history of the world: The exiled dynasty

appears As Howard Carter in 1922 of the tomb of Tutankhamun, the Sensation is perfect: an untouched Pharaoh's tomb. Almost 80 rulers this is the only one not to have been buried in the valley of the kings beige, all the graves several times robbed. Tutankhamun's reign was long regarded as insignificant. But the critical element of the history is: He was the son of Akhenaten and Nefertiti – and this pharaohs a Revolution by breaking committed a one-time taboo: from swore pair unleashed all the old gods and replaced them with a single – Aton. However, the revolt was a failure, Akhenaten and his wife were themselves overthrown. Her son was used by priests as a puppet, in order to restore the old order.

As the work was done, died the young Pharaoh. Whether it was murder, will probably never be resolved. But the fact is, that the priests tried to his funeral, to pay off all the hints in the Chronicles: His tomb monument was never completed, the name of Akhenaten and Tutankhamun vanished from most of the inscriptions and records – the 18. Dynasty was to be off-limits, as if it had never existed. Tutankhamun decades came after his death into oblivion. Robbers were not able to find his grave – it was under a rubble mountain. Also a common official resolution by the priests (they took advantage of the offerings from old graves for new burials) was because you had simply forgotten that he ever existed. The irony of the story: Today, the Pharaoh that wanted to make it disappear is by far the best known.

This article was written by world of wonder magazine

*The contribution of "taboos in the history of the world: The exiled dynasty" will be released by world of wonder. Contact with the executives here.

world of wonders
Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 14:26

You need to login to comment.

Please register or login.

RELATED NEWS