Facts about King Tut
Facts about King Tut - Tutankhamun
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- Fact 1 - Tutankhamun was born in 1343 BC - his name at this time was Tutankhaten
- Fact 2 - Tutankhamun changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun due to pressure from traditionalists, reflecting the growing acceptance of the old god Amun and decline in support of Aten
- Fact 3 - His father was Akhenaten known as the Heretic King
- Fact 4 - His mother was Nefertiti
- Fact 5 - He was born in 1343 BC in Amarna
- Fact 6 - He reigned as Pharaoh between 1334 BC and 1325 BC
- Fact 7 - He married his half-sister Ankhesenpaaten
- Fact 8 - He was nine years old when he became Pharaoh
- Fact 9 - He was just 18/19 years old when he died
- Fact 10 - He was buried in his hastily prepared tomb in the Valley of the Kings 70 days after his death, according to the death rituals of the Ancient Egyptians
- Fact 11 - On 4 November 1922 the English Egyptologist Howard Carter discovers the steps leading to Tutankhamun's tomb
- Fact 12 - On 5 November 1922 Howard Carter cables Lord Carnarvon: "At last have made a wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact; re-covered same for your arrival; congratulations."
- Fact 13 - Approximately 3500 articles were found in the tomb of King Tut
- Fact 14 - The famous gold mask that rested directly on top of the pharaoh's mummy weighs ten kilos
- Fact 15 - Mysteries surround the deaths of many of Tutankhamun's closet family members including his father Akhenaten, his stepmother Nefertiti and his wife Ankhesenpaaten
- Fact 16 - Theories and speculation surround the death of King Tut
- Fact 17 - If King Tut was murdered the list of murder suspects include the wife of Tutankhamun, Ankhesenpaaten, Horemheb, his Military Commander and Chief, Ay his vizier and successor, Tey - the wife of Ay, a high ranking priest of Amun and finally an enemy soldier - a Hittite or a Nubian
- Fact 18 - The marriage of Tutankhamun and Ankhesenpaaten produced two daughters who were stillborn
- Fact 19 - King Tut reigned for just 9 years and the cause of his death still remains a mystery
- Fact 20 - The Tomb of Tutankhamun reference number is KV62
- Fact 21 - Tut was a minor King but the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and its fabulous wealth has made King Tut one of the most famous of all Pharaohs
- The Ancient Egyptians believed that as long as a pharaoh's name was remembered, the king would live on through eternity. The discovery of the tomb of King Tut has ensured that Tutankhamun is one Egyptian Pharaoh who will never be forgotten.
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