The legendary Egyptian Pharaoh, Tutankhamun died because his blood was poisoned, Italian archaeologists say.
A group of scientists from the Free University of Bolzano examined the mummy of the deceased and, is confident that it disclosed the cause of his death.
Scientists say he was hit with a sword in the knee and the wound became contaminated resulting in blood poisoning.
Mummified remains of Tutankhamun were found by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922. The tomb had been looted by treasure hunters, later providing the scientists with invaluable evidence about the life of the Pharaoh.
Tutankhamun, The Pharaoh of Upper and Lower ancient Egypt, died when he was barely 19 years old. For a long time no one could understand why he was dead.
However in 1968, after examining the remains of the X-ray analysis, the researchers found something sinister to a piece of his skull bone. This led them to speculate that he died from a violent death, like a blow to the head.
Recently, however, the study of the remains is occupied by Italian scientists. They discovered a cap in his right knee that remnants a very fine gold plate on which there were images of animals. Hidden was a large wound.
Scientists say this wound led to the early death of the pharaoh.