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    Early Life King Tutankhamun was born in 1341 B.C. Tutankhamun means,''the living image of Aten''. In his time, ancient Egypt was going through a great social and political upheaval, meaning sudden changes. Tutankhamen's father was forbidden to worship other gods in favor of one of the gods, Aten.This is why they call his father the "heretic king". Akhenaten was going to attempt to elevate the other gods. However, what he also wanted to do is reduce power from priests. The people that lived there were forced to honor Aten. The "religious" conversation changed the society into chaos. They changed the capital. It was Thebes to Amarna. Akhenaten had put all of his effort into the religious tradition, neglecting domestic and foreign affairs.…

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    Tutankhamen was an Egyptian Pharaoh. He was born 1323 BCE and died 1341 BCE (Than, 2010). There are many mysteries surrounding the death of the King Tut but could these mysteries lead to the truth of this young Kings’ death? . “According to Sayre (2012), mummification was a process which took about 70 days to complete. After death, the body was transferred to the House of Beauty, where it was properly embalmed and the inner organs were removed, dried and coated in resin and either preserved…

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    Tutankhamun's Tomb

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    “This “humble” tomb had remained hidden for 3000 years and had tricked tomb robbers and flash floods for many centuries(O'Connor)”. Davis was the first person to find items that led to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. “The first clue came from a famous cache”(O’Conner). These items were hidden in a safe tomb, and with more research the came to conclusions that the clay sealing of the cache, was done by Tutankhamun himself. Some scientists believe this royal cache was that tomb raiders. Among…

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    New Kingdom Egypt was an era that was fit for a king and queen, but to be specific it was fit for a Pharaoh. Being a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt, meant that they had a lot of responsibility and was looked up to. Well known today and youngest Pharaoh during the New Kingdom era was no other than the Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Otherwise known as King Tut. In many of the wall paintings in his burial chamber, it depicts his accomplishments during the time he was alive and the welcoming he received from the…

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    The mysterious Pharaoh of Egypt, King Tut was not an important ruler or very successful. Although he was the most famous ruler and liked. King Tut was a very important ruler. When he died they made his coffin pretty much out of gold and put a lot of items in there with him for the afterlife. KIng Tut was pretty famous at the time. He is also known for his intact tomb. He was known all around his village. Over 3,300 years ago, a young boy, known as Tutankhamen, gained power to rule the…

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    Although many people don't know who King Tutankhamen's real mother is, some do believe that his step-mother is Queen Nefertiti. When King Akhenaten changed the religion of the Egyptians, Queen Nefertiti fully supported his decision. Although there are many conclusions made about King Tut's mother no one knows the truth. Siblings King Tutankhamen had two siblings a half-sister. His half-sister, who was also his wife, was Ankhesenpaaten, who also changed her name. Her names before were…

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    The Funerary Mask of King Tutankhamun Ever heard the phrase Kings never die, well neither do Pharaohs. For year’s archeologist have been discovering tombs of pharaohs and their families trying to get an understanding of who they were. Many tombs of the pharaohs were ravaged through and amazing art was taken by tomb robbers but still they were able to find beautiful works of art and even funeral masks. Arguably the most famous mask to date is King Tutankhamun. Along with the mask there were many…

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    It is yet unknown why this occurred, but there are several theories. The first theory was that she simply died and the kingdom moved on, but another theory suggests that she instead rose higher in ranks to the level of co-regent and disguised herself as a man to rule next to the pharaoh. Yet another theory claims that she ruled for several years under the name Pharaoh Smenkhkare. Another mystery surrounding Nefertiti is the search for her body. As a royal, it is expected that she was mummified…

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    Even so, all good things must come to an end, and I knew that I needed someone to take over for me when I died. The only problem was that I had no sons, only two daughters, and, as such, I had no heir. So, as a solution, I decided that my successor would be Smenkhkare, the husband of my oldest daughter, Meritaten and the older brother of the “Boy King Tut”, Tutankhamen. He served as a co-regent by my side for two years, until, eventually, I died in 1350…

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    pharaoh is a matter of guesswork and his age was never specified in ancient texts. Amenhotep IV went through the rites of passage into adulthood at about the age of 14.” ” In any case, Prince must have been of an age to be able to sire children upon attaining the kingship. Since he had one daughter by the first year of his reign, this could place him at as young as eleven or twelve,” Lopez continues. Lorenz also points out that “the Akhenaten was married to Nefertiti, who is now famous…

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