NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Hornbill Chapter 3 Discovering Tut the Saga Continues
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Question 1. Give reasons for the following.
(i) King Tut’s body has been subjected to repeated scrutiny.
Answer:- The mummy of King Tutankhamun has earned world wide fame for the riches it was buried with. There is additional speculation about the manner of his death and his age at the time of his death. Thats’ why, King Tut’s body has been subjected to repeated scrutiny.
(ii) Howard Carter’s investigation was resented.
Answer:- Howard Carter’s investigation was resented because he used unethical and unscientific techniques. He was more interested in the treasure than to the cultural and historical aspects. King Tut’s body was gravely damaged in an attempt to extract it from the golden coffin during Howard Carter’s investigation, which took place in the 1920s. He had made no try to discover the cause of death.
(iii) Carter had to chisel away the solidified resins to raise the king’s remains.
Answer:- Tut’s remains had become bonded to the bottom of the coffin and showed no signs of escape. The body could not be separated from the coffin with any amount of force, and the solid raisin could not be melted even by exposing it to the hot sun. so Howard had to chisel away the solidified resin to raise them.
(iv) Tut’s body was buried along with gilded treasures.
Answer:- Tut’s body was buried among gold and other valuables as the royals and wealthy people of the time believed in the resurrection of the dead. They were in favor of burying their wealth together after death, believing that this wealth would be used in the afterlife.
(v) The boy king changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun.
Answer:- In order to fix everything that his father had ruined and to reflect his faith in Amun, Tutankhamun, the boy-king, changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun.