Who Killed King Tut?

Who Killed King Tut?

Using Modern Forensics to Solve A 3,300-year-old Mystery: With New Data on the Egyptian CT Scan

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The greatest archaeological find of the 20th century, and perhaps of all time, was the discovery in 1922 of the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen. Untouched for 3,300 years, the ancient tomb, filled with spectacular treasures, raised many questions about the legendary reign of this boy king. Recently Tut has been in the news again. Not only has a traveling museum exhibit of his tomb’s fascinating artifacts drawn the public’s attention, but also a CT scan of his body, which provides new evidence concerning the king’s fate, has received a good deal of media attention. Based on this new investigation, an Egyptian team of scientists and scholars has now publicly ruled out the possibility that Tut was murdered.
In this thorough and intriguing review of all of the evidence, two law enforcement specialists in forensics and the psychology of criminal behavior dispute the conclusions reached by the Egyptian team. Applying sophisticated crime-solving techniques used in the investigation of contemporary murders, Detectives King and Cooper make a compelling case that the cause of King Tut’s death was most likely murder.
The detectives’ investigation concentrates on Tut’s inner circle of close confidants. One by one, the suspects are eliminated, due to evidence or probable cause, until in the end the detectives focus on the most likely suspect.
For readers who enjoy mysteries, true crime, and history, Who Killed King Tut? is both an educational read and a real page-turner.

Baker & Taylor
Using historical facts, forensic information, and archaeological evidence, the authors present their thesis about who murdered Egypt's most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamen.

Book News
King is with the Utah Dept. of Public Safety and Homeland Security; Cooper is with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. They teach criminal profiling nationally and abroad and are the co-authors of Analyzing Criminal Behavior II. In their latest collaboration, they apply contemporary crime-solving techniques in a forensic inquiry into the death of King Tut, concluding that he most likely was murdered. Illustrated with b&w and color photographs, the text will appeal to general readers interested in mysteries, true crime, and history. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781591024019
Characteristics: 258 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: DeNevi, Don 1937-
Cooper, Gregory M. 1954-


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