Tutankhamun


     The
most famous Egyptian pharaoh today is, King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun.

Tutankhamun is also known as King Tut. The name "Tutankhamun" is derived
from hieroglyphics which means "Living Image of Amun." He was an Egyptian
pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, he also was the son in law of Akhenaton.

Tutankhamun was not a important King, he is well known because of his tomb,
containing beautiful treasures. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun’s tomb was
discovered by an British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in

1922. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun lived over 3,300 years ago. The period he
lived in was called the New Kingdom. During this period the Egyptians were
worshipping multiple gods. Amenhotep had abolished this belief and had
established a new order to worship the sun god Aten, which then he changed his
name to Akhenaten, meaning "servant of the Aten." A new religion and capital
was established in Thebes. His new city was called Akhetaten, meaning "Horizon
of the Aten." Akhenaten and his wife, Nefertiti had six daughters, and no one
to be the next pharaoh. Ankhesenpaaten was one of the daughters of Akhenaten and

Nefertiti. Ankhesenpaaten married Tutankhamun. After the death of Akhenaten,

Tutankhamun became the next pharaoh at age 9. Since he became a pharaoh at such
a young age, he was not able to make decisions. Ay who was the father of

Nefertiti and Horemheb who was the commander in chief of the army was in charge.

Tutankhamun was taught many skills when he was young. He spent most of his years
in the palaces of Akhenaten, he was tutored in reading and writing. King

Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun unfortunately died at the age of 18. There is partial
evidence that King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun might have died of an accident
falling off his horse or perhaps he was murdered. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun
burial arrangements lasted 70 days. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun Tomb was
located in the Valley of the Kings in Luxar Egypt. Howard Carter and Lord

Carnarvon discovered King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun’s Tomb, his tomb contained
the most beautiful treasures. It is said that it was a magnificent collection of

Egyptian art. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun treasures are displayed in the

Egyptian Museum in Cairo. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun Tomb contained more than

5000 items. Although it was robbed at least twice right after King Nebkheperuru

Tutankhamun was buried, but most of the kings treasure was still there. The most
beautiful piece found in King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun’s Tomb is his coffin
made of solid gold. It is 74" long, 20"wide and 20" high. King

Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun was shown as Osiris holding the crook and flail. This
was the traditional symbol that meant kingship. Another famous item of King

Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun is the funerary mask. This also was made of solid gold
and was inlaid with lapis, lazuli, cornelian, quartz, obsidian, turquoise and
colored glass. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun’s Tomb contained a set of Canopic
containers. The calcite Canopic chest that had stoppers in the form of the king.

There was four canopic coffins for King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun. In addition to
everything else found in King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun’s Tomb was the inlaid
circlet that was found on the kings head. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun’s
outer golden shrine had standing figures dressed in Amarna style that
represented the four goddesses Isis, Nepthhys, Neit and Selket. And just inside
the entrance of the king was a figure of Anubis in the form of a jackal.

Egyptians were probably one of the most important ancient civilizations of all
time. They were definitely best known for their mummies and pyramids. The
discovery of King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun was one of the worlds best
discoveries. This discovery was actually a miracle, the British archaeologists
were so close to not finding King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun’s tomb, but it’s
a good thing they did. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun’s tomb is absolutely a
remarkable sight and the Kings treasures are so detailed and beautiful. Its
incredible how the ancient Egyptian did all these things.