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.
8 things you (probably) didn’t know about Tutankhamun
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?
Tutankhamun, colloquially known as King Tut, was the 12th pharaoh of the 18th Egyptian dynasty, in power from approximately to B. During his reign, Tutankhamun accomplished little. However, his powerful advisers restored the traditional Egyptian religion, which had been set aside by his father, Akhenaten, who led the "Amarna Revolution. After his death at age 19, King Tut disappeared from history until the discovery of his tomb in Since then, studies of his tomb and remains have revealed much information about his life and times, making Tutankhamun one of the best known ancient Egyptian kings. King Tut was born circa B.
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.
King Tut: Royal Lineage
Four months later, Herbert died of apparent blood poisoning from an infected mosquito bite. Rumors flew anew after the sudden deaths of others who had visited the Valley of the Kings.
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 uncle and eventual succesor, Ay. Tutankhamun married his own half sister Ankhesenamun who had two miscarriages during her marriage to the pharaoh. 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.