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Pictures Of Mummified Family Tree Of King Tutankhamun And Queen Nefertiti Revealed

Pictures Of Mummified Family Tree Of King Tutankhamun And Queen Nefertiti Revealed
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King Tutankhamun and Queen Nefertiti are the two of the most famous Egyptian royals of history. King Tut, as is popularly known, had been rediscovered in his tomb by British Archeologist Howard Carter in the Valley of Kings in 1922. Ever since the rediscovery, King Tut, the 18th dynasty Pharaoh has made headlines every now and then for being the most mysterious link in the Egyptian history.

Death is viewed as  in Egyptian culture, especially that of Kings, the heirs of Gods. And unlike many other cultures, they preserved their bodies with what we call mummification before burial. That in turn provided for a direct insight into an ancestral history and its mystery too.

Here is an insight into the complex Family tree of the Pharaoh.

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King Tutankhamun

King Tutankhamun

Progeny of an incest, clubfooted and married to his step-sister. His youthful death is still a matter of speculation and debate for its suspicious nature pointing to murder.

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Tut's Wife, Ankhesenamun also his step-sister

Tut's Wife, Ankhesenamun also his step-sister
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Daughter of King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti, left headless in acts of tomb vandalism.

Amenhotep III, Tut's grand-dad

Amenhotep III, Tut's grand-dad
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Found in 1898 together with other Royals, including his own grandfather, Amenhotep II. His wife Queen Tiye, up next.

Queen Tiye, another lady of beauty

Queen Tiye, another lady of beauty
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Wife of Amenhotep III, she was buried with the full respect of a Queen, eminent from her pose. Her hair survived for centuries of isolated preserved decomposition.

Akhenaten, Tut and his wife's father

Akhenaten, Tut and his wife's father
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Husband to Nefertiti and Kiya.

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Kiya, Tut's mother

Kiya, Tut's mother
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Wife and also the full sister of Akhenaten. One of the five daughters, she was also called the Younger Lady.

Possibly the Daughters of Tut, fetuses

Possibly the Daughters of Tut, fetuses
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Two fetuses were found, one 7-months old and another smaller, one or both are speculated to be Tut's. Their presence also points towards possible conspiracy against him.

A depiction of the family tree, complex and tangled history

A depiction of the family tree, complex and tangled history
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