What makes Tales of King Tut: Sun Child, Prince of Egypt, different from other novels?
This fascinating and tragic character captured the world’s imagination when his tomb in the Valley of the Kings was discovered in 1922 and still continues to entrance almost 100 years later.
Sun Child, Prince of Egypt has a new more positive spin than others have offered without haring off into unacceptable theories. In the series, ‘Tales of King Tut’: Prince Tut is charming, considerate, a natural born leader, a child genius who becomes King of the World and seizes the reins of power and magic.
So far, every novel that has had King Tut in it has been disappointing.
Until now none have provided a satisfactory answer to the mystery of why King Tut’s tomb was the only one found practically intact.
Many scholars, historians, Egyptologists, ‘accredited or orthodox’, now say he was an inconsequential King, ruled by ‘regents’, such as by Aye, his great-uncle, and by Horemheb, his general, with no real personal power, but….
Maybe his people did not consider Tutankhamen inconsequential. After all many more ‘powerful’ and reknown kings of Egypt undoubtedly had their good friends and loyal followers, and all of their tombs were stripped, many in antiquity (Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom).
Although the tomb of Tut was broken into and robbed twice, during the rule of Horemheb and the supervision of the Valley of the Kings (or as they called it: the Valley of Gates) by Maya, the former Treasurer and good friend of Tut, who continued to hold office as Treasurer during Horemheb’s reign, Maya did manage to get the tomb resealed and hidden from future robbers with most of the tomb left intact. If much had been jumbled up, the burial chamber itself was basically untouched.
The unorthodox sometimes show Tutankhamen in a good light, but tend to hare off into wild theories so unsubstantiated by known facts that they are easily dismissed even by those ignorant of Ancient Egypt and its histories, customs, traditions, etc.
For instance, one claims Tutankhamen was Jesus Christ! Another claims that Akhenaten was Moses, and another that Tut was Jesus and Akhenaten was Moses. Another claims that the established timeline of events in Ancient Egypt is off by several hundred years, and that there is a global conspiracy claiming that 1000 years of made-up history has been added to our timelines.
No one really knows for sure who Tutankhamen’s mother or father was, yet those with theories claim their theory is Fact! (Is it just Ways to sell their books, documentaries, and to justify their academic tenure, research and expedition funding? Or do they actually believe it?)
Is that a smirk?