This King Tutankhamen’s Egyptian Throne Chair is so cool! It takes two weeks to make this hand crafted and painted chair that is an exact replica of the one found in the boy king’s tomb. You can buy this replica of King Tutankhamen’s Egyptian Throne Chair in the Furniture-> Sculptural Furniture department.
The original 3,500 year old gold throne is on display at the Cairo Museum in Cairo, Egypt.
Commonly referred to as King Tut, the boy king ascended to the throne in 1333 BC, at the age of nine or ten. When he became king, he married his half-sister, Ankhesenpaaten.
Tutankhamun’s nearly intact tomb (the most complete ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found) was rediscovered in 1922 by Howard Carter and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon.
For years, scientists have tried to unravel ancient clues as to why the boy king of Egypt, who reigned for 10 years, died at the age of 19. Several theories have been put forth about the cause of his death. One was that he was killed by a blow to the head, while another was that his death was caused by infection caused by a broken leg, possibly suffered in a chariot crash. Another theory is that he broke his leg during a fall caused by epilepsy.
DNA tests showed that his parents were also brother and sister, and he suffered several genetic defects caused by inbreeding, including a partial cleft palette, scoliosis of the spine, and a deformed foot, requiring him to walk with a cane. King Tutankhamen had also suffered from temporal epilepsy, and several bouts of malaria during his lifetime, and fever from malaria was also cited as a possible cause of his death.
He was the last of the line with his family name.
King Tut’s mummy remains in his burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings at Luxor, where it is now a tourist attraction. The mummy was removed from its golden sarcophagus and placed in a climate-controlled glass box to protect it from the humidity and warmth generated by the tourists.
Relics from Tutankhamun’s tomb are among the most traveled artifacts in the world. You can have an authentic replica of his golden throne in your own home for a mere $1250. How cool is that?!
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King Tutankhamen’s Egyptian Throne Chair