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Shvoong Home>Books>Classic Literature>A Review on a.R Williams’ “Discovering Tut: The Saga Continues” Review

A Review on a.R Williams’ “Discovering Tut: The Saga Continues”

Book Review   by:akso6o175     Original Author: Andy Kester Sawian
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This is a living example of technology advancement. We accepted things and events attributing their cause to nature and her wrath. However, advancement and technology could give us a different picture. This way, it has become a habit with us to accept everything that history states and dictates. On the process the modern world has found ways to offer a different view on it. In other words, the modern world has turn impossibilities to possibilities. William’s report gives an insight into this. A mummy scanned after a thousand years has opened new avenues regarding a cause of it’s’ death. The mummy referred to here is that of King Tut or Tutankhamen, meaning the living image of Amun. The earlier ruler, Amenhotep-IV has shocked the country by attacking Amun, a major God, smashing his images and closing all his temples. His family had ruled for centuries before the boy king, Tut took over. However, Tut ruled for nine years and then died both mysteriously and unexpectedly.
The scanning of Tut’s mummy also gave an insight as to how mummies were buried. Howard Carter, who scanned the body found it difficult to extract the mummy. The ritual resins had hardened thereby cementing Tut to the bottom of his solid gold coffin. Carter finally had to chisel the mummy away having no other option. Every major point was severed. Tut was buried with gold which was meant to guarantee the resurrection and was also buried with every day things he would need in his after-life. Tut also had things to take on his journey to the great beyond-glittering goods, precious collars, necklaces and sandals, all of pure gold. The computed Tomography scan couldn’t solve the mysterious death of Tut but gave us clues for sure. The X-rays and C.T. scan reveal a startling fact-the breast bone and the Pont ribs of Tut were missing. Such a revelation would not have been possible without technological precision. This fact gives us a clue that Tut, in all likelihood did not die a natural death.
Technology hasn’t been able to give us a definite answer to Tut’s death. However, it has given us a direction to think and proceed. Maybe in future, technology would solve it for us. The whole excavation and the scan required scores of people. It was a grueling job and the workers had a tough time. After the pharaoh was rested in peace again, Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities said, “I didn’t sleep last night, not for a second. I was worried. But now I think I will go and sleep.” It just proves how tough the whole process was. In other words, King Tut is one of the first mummies to be scanned-in death as in life. He was famous when he was alive and his untimely death has raised the necessity to probe the lingering mysteries of this young ruler who died more than 3,300 years ago.

Published: February 18, 2011   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    about the auther a r williams View All
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  1. Answer   Question  :    list the deeds that led ray johnson todescribe akhenate as "wacky"? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    why did tut generate curiosity among the historians? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    because he was the last hheir of his family people was curious about know that he was killed or naturaly death Wednesday, June 18, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    was they were able to find out how tut died View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    was the missing breast bone and the pont ribs found? ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    No Monday, February 10, 2014
  1. Answer  :    No Friday, September 27, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    advanced technology gives us conclusive evidence of past events. Explain it. ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    In terms of this chapter? The remains of the boy king could not help Howard Carter to study the anatomy of the ancient body.After forty years of discovery when they put the body through a CT scan, hundreds of X rays in cross-section brought out a three dimensional virtual body which not only pictured the king's body but also enabled an anatomic study of it. Hope this helped you Thursday, October 03, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    who was howard carter ( 3 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    a man who examine on mummies & c/a Archaeologist. Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  1. Answer  :    he was arecelogist and he had done the CT scan of tut's mummuy Sunday, September 22, 2013
  1. Answer  :    Howard Carter was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist known for discovering the tomb of 14th-century BC pharaoh Tutankhamun Friday, September 13, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    why was king tut memory in a bad condition ( 3 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    because it put in a deep buried ground Tuesday, September 17, 2013
  1. Answer  :    who is that tut /////////////??????????????? Friday, August 16, 2013
  1. Answer  :    dont know Tuesday, July 23, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    why was king tut mummy in a bad condition ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    it was in a bad condition because ,before the ct scan which happened in 2005 the discovery of tut's tomb was done in 1922 by carter so he had to chisel away all his body parts to examine it more nicely and then joined it again..,so the mummy was in a very bad condition. Monday, September 23, 2013
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    advanced technology gives us conclusive evidence of the past events.

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