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Haiku for a King

For my fourth Haiku for my NaBloPoMo / NaNoWriMo I have been inspired by the hudreth anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb.

King Tutankhamen (King Tut), was born around 1341 B.C.E., his name means “living image of Aten”, Aten being the name of the sun deity. It was on this day 100 years ago, November 4th, his tomb was discovered by British archaeologist, Howard Carter. For six years Carter had been digging in Egypt’s desert of Valley of the Kings searching for the tomb of this famed boy pharaoh.

Carter described his first impressions – “Details from inside the chamber slowly emerged from the mist — strange animals, statues, gold. Everywhere, the glint of gold.”


Published by poetisatinta

I was born and live in rural North Wales (UK) and found poetry again after a lifetime, so grateful I did :)

4 thoughts on “Haiku for a King

  1. Ah…the story of the young, lost to historians, King – of the man who was stubborn and often socially inept – of the wealthy lord who invested first for fame/glory and hobby and yet, got woven into the wonder, the history, the trending standards of many fronts and stood with/stood alone/flew cover/demanded results – all at the same time – I LOVE this story from history!!!

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