Who Was King Tut? by Roberta EdwardsEver since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds.
This Who Was . . . ? is complete with 100 black-and white illustrations and explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb’s discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.
His father was the heretical king Akhenaten , believed to be the mummy found in the tomb KV He took the throne at eight or nine years of age under the unprecedented viziership of his eventual succesor, Ay , to whom he may have been related. Tutankhamun married his own half sister Ankhesenamun. During their marriage they lost two daughters, one at months of pregnancy and the other shortly after birth at full-term . There are Egyptologists that believe the translation may be more like; "The-life-of-Aten-is-pleasing" or "One-perfect-of-life-is-Aten". Tutankhamun restored the Ancient Egyptian religion after its dissolution by his father, enriched and endowed the priestly orders of two important cults and began restoring old monuments damaged during the previous Amarna period. He moved his father's remains to the Valley of the Kings as well as moving the capitol from Akhetaten to Thebes.
All rights reserved. When he ascended the throne at the age of nine, the country was still in chaos from the decision made by his late father, Akhenaten, to switch Egypt from its polytheistic religion to a monotheistic one. Howard Carter discovered King Tut's tomb in Was he a victim of malaria? Or gangrene from a broken leg? Run over by a chariot? Perhaps gored by a hippo?
Facts about Tutankhamun, the Ancient Egyptian king who ruled Egypt from approximately BCE and died at the age of around
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King Tutankhamun or Tutankhamen ruled Egypt as pharaoh for 10 years until his death at age 19, around B. There are many theories as to what killed King Tut. He was tall but physically frail, with a crippling bone disease in his clubbed left foot. He is the only pharaoh known to have been depicted seated while engaged in physical activities like archery. Their only two daughters were stillborn. CT scans in showed that the king had an infected broken left leg, while DNA from his mummy revealed evidence of multiple malaria infections, all of which may have contributed to his early death. After he died, King Tut was mummified according to Egyptian religious tradition, which held that royal bodies should be preserved and provisioned for the afterlife.
Tutankhamun ruled Egypt for approximately 10 years from around BCE. The king's mummified body was found surrounded by precious grave goods, in his golden coffin, after his burial chamber was officially opened on 17 February in the presence of Egyptologists and government officials. Others have suggested that Tutankhamun may have been murdered. But how much do you really know about the boy king? Here, historian Joyce Tyldesley brings you eight lesser-known facts about Tutankhamun….