After the mystery of Tutankhamun’s tomb was solved, archaeologists discovered something’very similar’ in ancient Egypt.


After the mystery surrounding Tutankhamun’s tomb was solved, an ancient Egyptian breakthrough was made: ‘Very similar.’

Egyptologists suggested that King Tutankhamun’s intended tomb was switched by his successor, Ay, in ancient Egypt, solving a mystery.

Tutankhamun, perhaps the most famous of all the Egyptian pharaohs, ruled for nine years.

He is said to have reintroduced polytheism to the kingdom after ascending to the throne at the age of eight or nine.

This was after his father, Amenhotep IV, also known as Akhenaten, decreed in the 18th dynasty, over 3,000 years ago, that Egypt would no longer worship multiple gods in what became known as the Amarna Revolution.

His innovations were centered on a new religious order based on the worship of Aten, the sun’s disk, which Akhenaten elevated above all other gods in Egypt.

Tutankhamun, however, restored the old order after his death, restoring traditional Egyptian art alongside religion.

On November 4, 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered his tomb.

The majority of ancient Egyptian tombs had already been discovered and excavated when Mr Carter first arrived in Egypt in 1891.

Tutankhamun’s tomb, on the other hand, had gone unnoticed and had remained in perfect condition.

This is because Tut’s tomb was nothing special, according to Egyptologists: it was small and modest in comparison to the position and prestige he held in Ancient Egypt.

Egyptologists have been baffled for decades as to why the great pharaoh’s tomb was unfit for a king.

Aliaa Ismail, an Egyptologist who appeared in National Geographic’s ‘Lost Treasures of Egypt’ documentary, thought she had figured out why.

Tutankhamun’s successor, Ay, effectively obliterated him from Egyptian history by directing his body to a small, under-decorated tomb.

Ms Ismail, who was looking for clues in Ay’s tomb, pointed to a wall covered in baboon artwork and said, “Both Tut and Ay chose the same scene, almost like the same person chose what goes in each tomb.”

The tombs of Ay and Tutankhamun are eerily similar, implying that they were built by the same hand.

Only Ay’s tomb, however, was fit for a king.

‘It’s very similar to Tutankhamun’s tomb in terms of style, artwork, and sarcophagus,’ Ms Ismail said.

“However, it’s a lot bigger.”

“The artistic style of the two tombs suggests that Ay may have been responsible for both,” the narrator speculated.

Tutankhamun’s lavish tomb, which he ordered for himself, may have been destroyed when he died unexpectedly young, according to investigators.

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