Egypt, Valley of the Queens. January 26, 1909, 13 years before the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, artist and playwright Joseph Lindon Smith perform a theater piece for Howard Carter’s team.
The play tells the story of a curse that was placed on the Pharaoh Akhenaten by the priests of Amun, who he had defied.
According to the curse, Akhenaten would not be able to travel to the other world but would be doomed to walk the earth as a ghost.
Now, some very interesting circumstances, unfortunately, took place when they went through with this play. This storm comes up out of nowhere, blinds one of the actresses.
One of the playwriter’s wives is befuddled with this unknown sickness. Raises a lot of questions as to disperse around Akhenaten being real.
Right in front of me is the sarcophagus of the king. Now, there’s a lot of debate about the middle coffin. It has different facial features than the rest, and it also seems like the cartouche where the name of the king would be was replaced with King Tut’s name instead.
Now under further analysis, they were able to read the name on the cartouche underneath King Tut’s name. And that read Ankhkheprure. Ankhkheprure was not King Tut.
Why was a sarcophagus that was made for Ankhkheprure used to hold the mummy of King Tut?
His death at 19 was a problem for the tomb makers. It ended up being a rush job. He got the smallest tomb in the valley.
But who is Ankhkheprure?
Every ruler in ancient Egypt was given a throne name that was different from his birth name. The throne name of Ankhkheprure is believed to have belonged to a very important and mysterious member of King Tut’s family.
Ankhkheprure could have been the throne name of Prince Thutmose, who was allegedly Akhenaten’s brother and was supposed to rule before or after Akhenaten, but never got to.
There are numerous theories regarding Akhenaten’s mysterious brother, Thutmose. But the most profound comes from an unexpected source.
That Akhenaten’s biological brother was, in fact, the Hebrew leader Moses?
According to research, the events depicted in the Bible surrounding Moses’ birth, exile, and most importantly, his introduction of monotheism perfectly coincide with the historical record of Thutmose.
The name Thutmose means son of the god Thoth. If you take away the Tut element in his name, it simply means son of. Mose means the son of. Now the name Moses is very similar to Mose, and it just so happens that the story of Moses in the Bible is set at the same time that Thutmose disappears from history.
And we are told in the Bible that Moses grows up as the brother of the prince apparent to the throne. In other words, the historical Thutmose could be the biblical Moses.