Tut remounts the throne, but its rocks dangerously as the Mitanni alliance is likely to conquer Egypt, weakened by the plague. His sister-wife lost their heir, his half-blood queen is found among the burnt quarter victims. When the Mitanni crown prince arrives to demand half the kingdom as price for peace and the remainder, the Pharaoh ponders his desperate situation, surprisingly declines and stuns everybody by offering the hungry Mittanni alliance supplies instead, starting with a hundred carts. Only the inner circle learns that's a cover for an attack on the Mitanni capital, with an expeditionary army on his trail. Meanwhile court intrigues continue, involving the traitor queen, the vizier and his son and a rebelling by the Amun high priest's clergy army against Tut's plan to rekindle his father's single deity cult is suppressed.
Did You Know?
The funerary banners do not bear the cartouches of Tutankhamun but those of the later, 19th Dynasty pharaoh Seti I. In addition, the names are associated with the wrong title. The "Sedge and Bee" (throne name) cartouche contains the "Son of Re" name (personal name) Seti, Beloved of Ptah while the "Son of Re" cartouche contains the throne name Men-maat-Re. See more