The death of the pharaoh Tutankhamun is still a mystery to historians and scientists. Recently there is a new hypothesis that his death could have been caused by drunk driving. This theory is based on the analysis of the DNA of Tutankhamun and his ancestors, as well as data on the use of alcohol in ancient Egypt.
A study of Tutankhamun’s DNA was conducted in 2010. Scientists found that the pharaoh was a relative of Amenhotep IV, who later changed his name to Ehnaton and proclaimed monotheism in Egypt. It was also discovered that Tutankhamun died at the age of 19 from an unknown cause. His mummy was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings.
However, recent research has shown that Tutankhamun may have died from the effects of an accident that occurred while he was driving under the influence of alcohol. Scholars have pointed out that alcohol was consumed frequently and extensively in ancient Egypt. Some sources suggest that alcohol was even more readily available than water.
In addition, scientists found that Tutankhamun had a high concentration of alcohol metabolites in his mummy. This may indicate that the pharaoh consumed alcohol before his death. Of course, this is not proof that he died of an accident, but it could be one of the possible causes of his death.
Some scholars disagree with this hypothesis and believe that Tutankhamun died of disease or poisoning. However, assuming that he did die from the effects of the accident, it could explain many of the mysteries surrounding his death. For example, why his mummy was found in an unusual position – with his head turned up and his arms crossed.
In any case, Tutankhamun’s death remains a mystery that scientists continue to investigate. New technologies and methods of analysis can help solve this mystery and answer the question of what really killed the pharaoh.