Tut and Cambyses
In Response To: Re: How KingTut died. ()

It wasn't clear to me whether the comparison between Tut's death and the legend about Cambyses stabbing himself was made by El-REB (or "El-Dred" as you called him) or he got it from somebody else. That hard drinking and driving R.E. Brammer and his brother in arms Ron Hughes are like the infamous "sons of Zeruiah" (2 Samuel 3:39). They "be too hard for me".

Although Tut's death could have ultimately been due to gangrene, I don't think the wound was self-inflicted. As noted in another forum post, many of Tut's walking canes showed considerable wear. He was not crippled for the last few days of his life but for many years. He was not capable of jumping on a horse and charging off to quell rebellion. Tut couldn't even mount a donkey without help. He also was not allowed to take his own life or die quietly from his disease. In order to be transformed into an Osiris figure, it was considered necessary for him to suffer a brutal end. This took place in "Jerusalem", most likely the Jerusalem of Egypt (i.e., Thebes), but who knows, it could have been the Jerusalem of some other remote region.

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