a recent interview with the BBC, senior
antiquities official, Zahi Hawass, suggested
that it was time for scientists to use
some of the recently developed technology
such as the DNA analysis to establish
the cause of death of King Tutankhamun.
the widest consensus held is that the
young king was assassinated, many scientists
today are advancing other theories.
The director of the Tutankamun Wardrobe
Project at Leiden university in Holland
has noted that the clothing found in the
tomb would indicate that the circumference
holding Tutankamun's hips was about 30
cm larger than that of his chest, suggesting
fatty deposits on his hips that might
be sign of disease.
scientists have proposed that the young
king may have been killed by a blow to
the head, which might be indicative of
a power struggle. Zahi Hawas pointed out
that the skeleton was imperfectly preserved
and the question would be better answered