The so-called “pipes of Tutankhamen” are unique
musical instruments found in 1922 by the Howard team
British archaeologist and his colleagues discovered in the tomb
the famous pharaoh Tutankhamen two straight and long tubes, one of
which was made of wood and silver, the other – from copper and
bronze. The length of one of them is 57 centimeters, the length of the other
– a bit less. It is believed that this is the most ancient tools
of this type, preserved to this day.
The bronze pipe was found in the room in front of the room with the sarcophagus,
the artifact was hidden in a casket along with a cane and various weapons.
The silver product lay in the burial chamber itself, along with
the mummy of the legendary ancient Egyptian ruler. On one pipe
engraved images of the gods Ra, Amon and Ptah, the other is decorated
drawings of flowers and lotus leaves.
The silence of the “pipes of Tutankhamen” was broken
These musical instruments were silent for more than 3 thousand years, however
In April 1939, a magnificent event was held in the Cairo Museum, where
the pipes were sounded for the first time after so many years, moreover on the air.
True, just a few minutes before the broadcast in all
the building lost electricity, and play the “pipes of Tutankhamen”
had to candlelight. Many considered such a coincidence to be extremely
suspicious and sinister.
5 months have passed, and the Second World War began. Soon after
of how the largest armed in modern history erupted
conflict, famous Egyptian scholars Zahi Hawass and Hala Hassan
declared that the fault of Tutankhamen’s pipe, which enclosed
dark mystical powers. Risking their careers, each of these
experts swore that these artifacts are magically
led to the beginning of the war. In addition, the experts claimed that the pipes
able to turn off the light, and what happened in the Cairo Museum was only
modest “presentation” of their power.
Striking “coincidences” continued further. On “pipes
Tutankhamen “played in 1967 before the 6-day Arab-Israeli
war, as well as before the beginning of the “Gulf War” of 1990-1991. AT
In 2011, the sound of one of the pipes was demonstrated by the Japanese
delegation in Cairo, and exactly a week later a fierce
Egyptian revolution, which killed over 1100
more than 6400 people were seriously injured. Besides,
There are several unsuccessful attempts to play these musical
instruments, and every time in Cairo there was an all-city
When the Egyptian revolution began in 2011, the pipes
played the last (at the time of this writing) times. AT городе
riots broke out and marauders infiltrated the Cairo Museum
stole valuable historical exhibits. Surprisingly, but later
a few weeks of Tutankhamen’s pipe were unexpectedly returned to
a cultural institution, and no one knows how it happened. Either
the criminals secretly returned the stolen, faced with
inexplicable properties of artifacts, or the tools themselves
returned to the museum …