Researchers have recently looked more closely into the death of famous Egyptian King Tutankhamen. What they found is fascinating.
First, they determined his likely cause of death: A chariot accident. The injuries he had on one side of his body suggest that he was crushed by a chariot while he was on his knees.
The scientists speculate that he fell off his chariot while hunting and then another crashed into him, crushing his heart.
The most interesting part, though, is what happened after he died. When he was discovered in 1922, King Tut’s body had been badly burnt.
The fascinating part is that through their tests, they found that the body caught fire after it's sarcophagus was sealed. The theory is that the mummification went wrong and a combination of oxygen, embalming oils and linen caused the fire.