Tutankhamun's chariot on the new 20 pounds... the story of the king's life and death

egypt Tue, Jun. 20, 2023
Archaeological symbols always occupy currencies inside the Arab Republic of Egypt, in the framework of keenness to promote these monuments through currency exchange operations between people, and to preserve our Egyptian identity on the other hand.

In a new civilized shift that keeps pace with the latest international standards for currency printing, the Central Bank of Egypt intends to offer the new 20 pounds of polymer material in the coming days, and the final design of 20 pounds carried the image of the Muhammad Ali Mosque in the Citadel and the chariot of Tutankhamun and Queen Cleopatra VII, and during the next report we review The story of King Tutankhamun, who continues to occupy the world, because the discovery of his tomb was completely not stolen.

King Tutankhamun, the king who took charge of his country at the beginning of the second decade of his life, after the father, King Akhenaten, died in mysterious circumstances, and turmoil settled in the land of Egypt and in the royal palace. King on the throne of Egypt in difficult circumstances.

And Tutankhaten married his sister, Princess Ankh-SN-Ba-Aten, the daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, who did this in order to ensure that the throne would not slip out of her hands, and everyone revolted against the legacy of his father Akhenaten, and forced Tutankhaten to change his name to Tutankhamun and his wife's name to Ankh. SN-Amun, Tutankhamun left Amarna.

Tutankhamun returned to the traditional capital Thebes, and ran the country from the ancient administrative capital of Memphis, and the army commander, Horemheb, with vigor, vigor, and enviable enthusiasm, began a major campaign to destroy the monuments of Akhenaten and his most famous god, Aten, as mentioned by Dr. Hussein Abdel Basir in his book The Warrior Pharaohs, and under the pressure of compulsion. , Tutankhamun began a policy of restoring what his father Akhenaten had destroyed, so he restored the other gods and their priests to their place, and it was not written for the Golden Pharaoh to give birth to a male heir to inherit the throne of his great fathers and grandfathers.

She remained good throughout his reign as a theater of power, and despite what was between the leader "Horemheb" and the priest "Ay" who quarreled over the king, they apparently worked together, and each of them aspired to take over the throne after "Tutankhamun", according to what was mentioned. Dr. Selim Hassan in his encyclopedia of ancient Egypt, and the game was finally in the hands of the leader Horemheb, who controlled the affairs of the state, and dominated every facility inside and outside the country.

One day, Tutankhamun was exercising in the desert of Memphis and he was riding horses, and he was driving his war chariot, and he fell from above it, injuring his leg, and he died shortly afterwards, affected by the pollution of his wounds and the disease of his legs and feet, at a young age after ruling for nine years, but his tomb was discovered It was completely completed in 1922 AD, by the British Egyptologist Carter, after the child Hussein Abd al-Rasul showed him it.

Although King Tutankhamun was not a warrior, his tomb included a set of six war wheels made of wood. These wheels were found with their accessories inside the tomb, indicating that they may have been used during hunting.