King Tut or Tutankhamun was
born into royalty in 1341 BC.
was the King Akhenaten who was not very popular among the citizens.
King Tut's birth name was Tutankhaten, which he changed when his father
died. King Tut was not born from King Akhenaten's main wife Queen
Nefertiti but she had only had daughters. King Akhenaten was not well
liked because he changed the tradition of the egyptian religion and
forced people to worship his way. When King Tut started ruling
thought he would be just like his father. When King Tut was seven his
father passed away two years later he married his sister and became
Pharaoh, he was nine years old. Since King Tut was only
the real rulers who were making all the decisions were General Horemheb
and King Tut's vizier Ay. King Tut and his advisors tried to fix all
the chaos that his father had created, Egypt went back to their old
gods and pyramids. The capital city was also relocated back to Memphis.
King Tut died at the age of nineteen. Archeologists are not sure what
killed him. Some people thought he was assassinated but it was most
likely a wound to his leg, it was badly broken and infected it was most
likely an accident. King Tut was buried in the Valley of the
tomb was built for someone else since he died unexpectedly. Some people
believe that he was killed by Ay. His tomb is in the Valley of the
Kings in Luxor, Egypt. This is where the Egyptians buries Kings and
very noble people. In 1914 many archeologists believed all of the
pharaoh's tombs in the Valley of the Kings had been found, but Howard
carter didn't agree, he believed that King Tutankhamun's tomb was still
out there. Carter searched for close to five years but found very
little. Lord Carnavon the person who was funding Carter's search was
very frustrated and almost stopped funding But Carter convinced him to
fund for one more year.
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