Photographer's Note

A wall painting of the boy king Pharoah, Tutankhamen, with his queen Ankhesenamun, actually his half sister, from the marriage of Akhenaton and Nefertiti. I would have taken a shot of the famous Nefertiti bust too, if photography was not verboten! German archeologists brought back many ancient Egyptian relics to Berlin. This one dates from around 1335 BC & is often called "A walk in the garden".

King Tut supports himself with a stick. "One detail, in particular, deserves special attention: the king supports himself on a stick which is wedged under his armpit, like a crutch, and puts all his body weight on one leg while the other touches the ground weakly with the tip of the toe. Clearly, this represents someone with a medical condition. It can be connected to representations of Tutankhamun from his tomb; the results of computed tomography of his mummy indicate that the young king had a leg ailment."

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