And I don’t even know how to explain how Tut got loose in the world. I do know he is stunned by what has happened in Egypt especially in the last few years and that he knows that something worse than the –>Hyksos has seized that country.
Happy birthday, curse of Tutankhamun. The rumor that some mysterious force set out to kill the team who opened the tomb of the boy pharaoh turns 90 today (April 5).
from —>Live Science
The famous Lotushead of young Prince Tutankhaten, representing the rebirth of the Living God, the Sun god, the Sun King, the Sun Child.
You can believe it or not.
Strange things happened.
The skeptic Live Science leaves out a lot of them, and pooh-poohs most of them.
Tut doesn’t care, His spirit was released when they unwrapped his mummy, taking away all the kept him tied to that body.
And if you think he doesn’t ‘live again’, think about how many dead men make millions and millions of money 3300 years after death.
It must have been a magnificent experience to hear a whole phalanx of these trumpets sound, just one is amazing.
Unfortunately the copper trumpet was stolen by looters who broke into the Cairo Museum during the Egyptian Revolution in 2011, but was fortunately recovered:
Artifacts of King Tut recovered from Egyptian looters.
A –>recent BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Ghost Music’, which I was involved with, resurrected an old recording of even older musical instruments- the –>1939 broadcast of trumpets over 3,300 years old, discovered in the tomb of the ancient Egyptian king, Tutankhamun. These instruments are the only two surviving trumpets from ancient Egypt.
Photos and video. worth waiting through the video to hear them, even thru modern lips.
(According to trumpeter and historian Don L. Smithers, the longer of the two is pitched in the key of Bb and the other is in the key of C. –>History of the bugle)
This is a subject explored in my novel on King Tut: Sun Child, Prince of Egypt:
Today, Egyptologists see the king as a man imbued with a divine energy–the royal ka-spirit that merged with his body during the coronation. Just as a god inhabiting a statue was limited by this physical form, the divine kingship was limited by the human body, meaning that the populace did not expect him to be capable of outright supernatural acts. He was a human occupying a divine office, himself occupied by a divine force, and when he died, the eternal divine ka simply passed to another body.
Said Dr. Gary Shaw in an interview on his book The Pharaoh: Life at Court and on Campaign, which highlights the multifarious roles the Egyptian Pharaoh fulfilled within ancient Egyptian civilization.
This may be the last time King Tut exhibits visit America
Brother Kings of Egypt: Akhenaten and Tutankhamen
- Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center until Jan. 6, 2013. For details: www.pacificsciencecenter.org.
Sorry if you missed it. I’ve missed every one.
Now, Tutankhamun, The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs have departed for Egypt last month, perhaps never to return. Hopefully the artifacts will remain safe, even though it may not be safe for women to travel there to see them.