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1. Assignment 1: Ancient Mysteries.Explore an ancient mystery and develop an essay which adequately addresses the topic you have chosen.King TutankhamenTutankhamen died young, at approximately 18 years of age. However, his cause of death has been the subject of quite varied scholarly theories and conclusions. Did he die of an injury, of illness, of murder, or something else?The Death of Tutankhamun: Accident, Disease, or Murder?Assignment InstructionsUse the course textbook and provided sources related to the theories of how/why the topic remains an ancient mystery. Write a 3–4 paragraph essay (of at least 250–500 words) on the selected topic that includes the following (note each numbered topic in the list gets its own paragraph):2. Introduction: Identify and describe the ancient mystery you selected. Provide a brief history. 3. Summarize two theories: Provide a brief summary of at least two reasonable and scholarly theories from your textbook or the linked articles which could explain the mystery. Because some theories may sound far-fetched, include the source or promoter of each theory—such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, and so on. 4. Select one theory: Choose one of the theories about the ancient mystery you selectedthat you agree with. Explain what it is that you agree with and why. Why is the theory you selected the best one to explain the mystery? 5. Conclusion: Reflect on what you learned and why it’s important to our understanding of ancient history and culture. Why is it considered a mystery? Why does it hold such fascination centuries after its discovery? Your assignment must follow these requirements:This course requires use ofStrayer Writing Standards(SWS) [PDF]. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Describe a theory that provides a plausible explanation for an ancient mystery.Review the rubric on the assignment submission page.See assignment overviews from your professor in the “Help from…” tab on the left menu.2. By submitting this paper, you agree: (1) that you are submitting your paper to be used and stored as part of the SafeAssign™ services in accordance with theBlackboard Privacy Policy; (2) that your institution may use your paper in accordance with your institution’s policies; and (3) that your use of SafeAssign will be without recourse against Blackboard Inc. and its affiliates.

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