Who was Tutankhamun?

King Tut did more in death for the knowledge of ancient Egypt than he ever accomplished in life.

Without the discovery of his majestic tomb, King Tutankhamun (1341 – 1323 BC) would certainly not be under the pseudonym with the world. The reign of the child king was not remarkable. When he ascended the throne at the age of nine, the country was still in chaos with the decision by his late father, Akhenaten, to convert Egypt from a polytheistic religion to a monotheistic religion. A royal adviser named Moon seems to have ruled the young royal on stage as a puppet, especially in order to reverse Akhenaten’s policy and restore his beloved ancient gods and temples.

 

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KING TUT’S MYSTERIOUS DEATH EXAMINED

The sudden death of King Tut remained a mystery, despite numerous theories. Was he a victim of malaria? Or gangrene from a broken leg? Are you driving with a car? Maybe it’s worn by a hippopotamus? Whatever the cause of his death, the king was hurriedly buried and forgotten quite quickly.

Fast forward 3000 years. In 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter uncovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. The discovery took place in headlines around the world. Tut’s mummy wasn’t the thing that impressed people the most, but the proposals that Carter described as garip a strange and wonderful mess of extraordinary and beautiful objects dü were buried with him.

German conservator Christian Eckmann works on the restoration of the golden mask of King Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTS5B5Q

The largest, and perhaps the most iconic treasure, was the king’s death mask, which contained more than 20 kilos of gold. Other items buried with him to ensure good nutrition in the strong, affluent and afterlife included a leopard skin cape, four game boards, six chariots, 30 wine jars and 46 bows. Carter spent nearly ten years cataloging 5,398 grave goods.

The two Tutankhamun treasure exhibitions received much of the world tour in the 1960s and 1970s, further securing Tut’s legacy. Thanks to its glorious burial, King Tut made more deaths than any other pharaoh to further his interest in modern work and Egyptian history.

 

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