A new issue entitled “Tutankhamun King of Kings” was recently published by the Archaeologist Zahi Hawass.
The new book narrates stories of Egypt’s Golden Age, as well as the life of the young king and his tomb. It also answers the most frequent questions concerning the Eighteenth Dynasty, such as the Curse of the Pharaohs, Tutankhamun’s most important trips and members of the Theban royal house.
Hawass asserted that the issue is one of the most remarkable books that can be presented to Egyptian citizens including school students, who are fond of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
He said King Ahmose I and his wife Nefertari were the ones, who planted the seeds of that golden era. They had several children together, however, this period marked inbreeding to preserve the royal dynasty’s blood.
Hawass added that King Tut began his reign on the same path as his father; he engraved his name on many of his personal belongings, which was found in his tomb.
The Golden King obtained five royal names, including the Son of Ra “Neb Kheperu Ra,” and the living image of Amun.
The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb is one of the most important archaeological findings in the 20th century. It was the only intact tomb, housing 5,398 artifacts of clothes, jewelry and furniture, weapons, chariot wheels, a gold mask, and a throne.
Contributed by: Taarek Refaat