November 4 2020 is celebrated as King Tut Day in commemoration of the discovery of the tomb of Egyptian King Tutankhamen. Tutankhamen became Egypt's king at the age of 9 and died at just 19 years of age.

King Tut Day is celebrated today because the Child King's tomb was discovered on November 4, 1922, by English archaeologist Howard Carter. According to Holiday Insights, the best way to celebrate is to spend the day reading up on Egyptian history.

Since you probably are too busy working or pretending to work while reading this, I can give you the bullet points on "Tut."

  • Tutankhamun is the son of the Pharaoh Akhenaten.
  • Tut restored the Ancient Egyptian religion, the same one his father dissolved.
  • The discovery of "Tut's" tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 was especially notable due to its pristine condition.
  • Tutankhamun's cause of death remains a mystery but common theories include murder by blunt force trauma to the head, a chariot accident, and gangrene. quotes  Christopher Naunton, Egyptologist and former head of the Egypt Exploration Society as saying, "We cannot at present know how Tutankhamun died, It’s quite possible what ultimately killed him has left no trace."

Here is where I make things weird and you start slowly pulling away from me. Tutankhamun's father Akhenaten is a central figure for ancient alien theorists. All artistic depictions of Akhenaten, portray him as having extremely exaggerated features.

"Tutankhamun And The Golden Age Of The Pharaohs" Exhibit Opening
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But wait, there's more.

The reason theorized that King Tut had to "restore" the Ancient Egyptian religion is that Akhanaten did the unthinkable and dismantled it. Akhenaten outlawed the old, polytheistic ways and introduced Atenism, the worship of Aten, the Disc of the Sun.

Ancient Alien theorists believe the disc was a UFO and Ahkenaten himself was an extraterrestrial. What makes speculation about Ahkenatan even more widespread is how little is known about him prior to his rule, as if he appeared from out of nowhere or from the sky itself.

So is the most studied reign in ancient Egypt the result of otherworldly beings?

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