Home Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt King Tut Tutankhamun King Tut Since his tomb was first discovered inthe life of King Tut has continued to mystify and enthrall both historians and amateur sleuths alike.
His tomb which was found full of Egyptian treasure and artifacts Biography: His father was the Pharaoh Akhenaten. His presence may have caused some strain in the royal courts as Nefertiti had only daughters, but desperately wanted to have a son of her own to take over the throne.
He changed the entire religion of Ancient Egypt to worship only the sun god Aten. He did away with over a thousand years of traditional Egyptian religion and forced people to change the way they worshiped. He even built a new capital city in honor of the god Aten called Amarna.
Since he was so young he had help ruling the country.
Ruling Egypt Many people of Egypt had been unhappy with the religious reforms of his father. Tutankhamun and his advisors tried to fix all the changes that his father had made.
Under Tutankhamun Egypt returned to their old gods and the old temples were repaired. The capital city was also moved back to the city of Memphis. He even changed his name from Tutankhaten, "the living image of Aten", to Tutankhamun, "the living image of Amun". Death and Burial Tutankhamun died around the age of nineteen.
Some people think that he was assassinated, but the likely cause of his death was a wound to his leg. Scientists have determined that the leg of his mummy was broken and badly infected before his death.
This injury probably happened from an accident. Tomb Tutankhamun is most famous today for his tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
It is likely that his tomb was built for someone else and was used to bury the young Pharaoh when he died unexpectedly. This may have helped to keep his tomb hidden from thieves for all these thousands of years. He is sometimes called King Tut today. He had no surviving children.
The successor to his throne was the vizier Ay. It is likely that another Pharaoh or two ruled for a short time between Tutankhamun and his father Akhenaten.
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More information on the civilization of Ancient Egypt:Nefertiti: Nefertiti, queen of Egypt and wife of King Akhenaton (formerly Amenhotep IV; reigned c. –36 bc), who played a prominent role in the cult of the sun god known as the Aton. Nefertiti’s parentage is unrecorded, but, as her name translates as “A .
The pharaoh - man, ruler and god The term pharaoh, pr-aA  - lit. great house, in the sense of palace, goes back to the Old Kingdom .As part of the royal titulary it came into use only in the early first millennium BCE, in monumental inscriptions possibly as late as the reign of Sheshong III.
Aug 21, · King Tutankhamen (or Tutankhamun) ruled Egypt as pharaoh for 10 years until his death at age 19, around B.C. Although his rule was notable for reversing.
KV62 is the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings (Egypt), which became famous for the wealth of treasure it contained.
The tomb was discovered in by Howard Carter, underneath the remains of workmen's huts built during the Ramesside Period; this explains why it was spared from the worst of the tomb depredations of that time. King Tut, short for King Tutankhamun, was a pharaoh during Ancient Egypt's New Kingdom.
He's mostly known for his famous tomb and the supposed curse that followed those who opened it. As a pharaoh, he was of minor . Tutankhamun, also spelled Tutankhamen and Tutankhamon, original name Tutankhaten, byname King Tut, (flourished 14th century bce), king of ancient Egypt (reigned –23 bce), known chiefly for his intact tomb, KV 62 (tomb .