WAS IT MURDER ASSIGNMENT
King Tutankhamen was not murdered. The evidence that has been gathered has told us
that King Tut died of the fatal infection gangrene. This was caused by an untreated
broken leg, which was the result of a chariot accident.
Tutankhamen died after falling from his chariot, but how? One day Tutankhamen was
out hunting in has chariot with other men. When Tutankhamen stepped out of the
chariot and his leg got caught, which caused him to fall and injure his left leg. This injury
was very dangerous. When he broke his leg it caused him to bleed a lot, this triggered a
fatal disease to spread. This is the first step in this young King’s death.
In addition to his fall, x-rays have discovered that King Tut had numerous minor breaks
and fractures in his legs, but one major one. Experts say that his broken leg caused
gangrene. King Tut fractured his leg in the lower half of his thighbone, near his knee.
When he broke his leg a part of the bone cut his skin, which caused it to bled a lot. The
people around probably didn’t notice that his left leg was broken and if they did it was
not treated very well.
The chariot fall and broken leg played a vital part in the young Kings death. Whilst lying
silently, waiting for his death to come, an infection called Wet Gangrene came and
spread throughout King Tut’s body. This caused his body tissue to rot away while he was
still alive, exposing bone and eating away skin and muscle. Several doctors have
provided information that the Gangrene infection wouldn’t have allowed King Tut to
survive for more than 7 months.
In conclusion, King Tut was not murdered, as it is much more likely that King Tut fell off
his chariot whilst hunting, which caused a severe broken leg. The fact that the break was
not tended to correctly, if at all, resulted in the deadly infection, gangrene.
Jessica Glassock, Tahlia Edwards, Matilda Alexander & Vanessa Bradbury