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    One of World’s Coldest Cases Solved: King Tut’s Death

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    Researchers have recently solved one of the longest-standing cold cases in known history – the cause of King Tut’s death.

    Researchers have recently solved one of the longest-standing cold cases in known history – the cause of King Tut’s death.

    The 19-year-old pharaoh’s demise has been a topic of much speculation since his tomb was discovered in 1922.

    Theories have ranged from gangrene to murder, but now scientists say they’ve discovered the real cause of Tutankhamun’s untimely death.

    It appears that the boy king had a penchant for fast chariots, and his life was likely claimed during a race.

    The collision, which is believed to have occurred while he was on his knees, shattered his pelvis and ribs, and damaged his heart beyond repair.

    His remains also sustained severe burns, but not until after he was laid to rest.

    Recent tests show that there were likely mistakes made during the embalming process.

    Somehow, the combination of embalming oils, linen, and oxygen produced in-casket temperatures of about 400 degrees, causing the corpse to cook.

    These revelations were made possible in part by a virtual autopsy that was done on a rare piece of Tutankhamun’s flesh.

    Experts in crash investigations also assisted by creating numerous computerized scenarios involving chariot accidents and ultimately identified the likeliest one.