Science: Diadem

To His Egyptian Majesty, King TutankhAmen, death came about 3,300 years ago, after 17 years of life, eight of matrimony, three or four of sovereignty. In those days the throne of the Pharaohs was inherited by sons-in-law. Thus Saa-nekht, having married one daughter of Pharaoh Khu-n-Aten, succeeded his father-in-law, died, was succeeded by his brother-in-law, Tutankh-Amen, who had meanwhile married Khu-n-Aten's third daughter, Amkh-nes-pa-Aten.

King Tut had achieved little of manhood when he died. He was a slim lad, slender, sapplingesque. Nothing so became him as his burial. The world's chief...

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