King Tut

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King Tut

King Tutankhamun's lifespan was estimated to have been from appro.x 1341 BCE to 1323 BCE. He was son of the pharoh Akhenaten, and given the name Tutankhaten, meaning 'the living image og Aten', at birth. He took power at age 9, when his father died, around 1332 BCE. He was married to his 1/2 sister that same year, but they had no surviving children. His reign lasted from approx 1332-1323 BCE. During his rule, he attempted to correct the religous system that his father had put into place. He also chnaged his name to Tutankamun, menaing 'living image of Amun'. His power ended with his death at age 19. Becuase he had no sons, therefore no he had no the linage ended with him.

King Tut

"King Tut - Biography." Biography.com. N.p., n.d. Web

King Tut's tomb was discovered in 1922 by the archeaologist Howard Carter. Carter was on an extensive search for Tut's tomb in The Valley Of the Kings. Inside the tomb, there was Tut's preserved body, artifacts that the Egyptians thought the pharoh would need in the afterlife, murals, ands a number of other priceless items that had been astonishingly kept in tact during the 3,000 years of their existenece.

"King Tut - Biography." Biography.com. N.p., n.d. Web


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