Pharaohs and Flash Floods: Was Tutankhamun’s Tomb Saved by an Act of Nature?

March 12, 2018 - General
An overall view of the central Valley of the Kings.

The death of Pharaoh Akhenaten in Regnal Year 17 was a powerful body-blow to the promotion of his fledgling religion, Atenism. Evacuated from their original communal crypt at Amarna, the royal dead were ferried down river to be buried in the traditional necropolis at Thebes—based on arrangements made by the last scion of the Sun family, Tutankhamun.


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