Photographer's Note

King Tutankhamen and his half sister / cousin and queen, Ankhesenamun, who mysteriously disappears a short time after her husband and half brother's death. Her tomb has never been found, is still undiscovered, and perhaps it is still out there somewhere? This artwork was discovered in King Tut's tomb. Marriage within the royal families of ancient Egypt was a common practice although we now know it is not a good idea. Tut suffered from a cleft palate and club foot because his father Akhnaton, had married his sister before Nefertiti, Tut's stepmother. An extensive and interesting article here:

And some info on King Tutankhamen:

They were King & Queen of Egypt between approximately 1332–1323 BC. King Tut's body rests in the Valley of the Kings in KV 62 chamber. Akhnaton merged Ra the sun God with the cult of Amun to just have the one God. The sun, which was the one God worshipped by the Royal Family, can be seen here. His father Akhnaton was called the heretic king for abandoning the many Gods of Egypt which reverted back to many gods after the lineage ended with King Tut.

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