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TOMB OF TUTANKHAMUNThe most famous Egyptian pharaoh today is King NebkheperuruTutankhamun Tutankhamun is also known as King Tut The nameTutankhamun is derived from hieroglyphics which means Living Image ofAmun He was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty he also was the son in lawof Akhenaton Tutankhamun was not a important King he is well known because ofhis tomb containing beautiful treasures King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns tombwas discovered by an British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon inKing Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun lived over 3300 years ago The period helived in was called the New Kingdom During this period the Egyptians wereworshipping multiple gods Amenhotep had abolished this belief and hadestablished a new order to worship the sun god Aten which then he changed hisname to Akhenaten meaning servant of the Aten A new religion and capitalwas established in Thebes His new city was called Akhetaten meaning Horizon ofthe Aten Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti had six daughters and no one to bethe next pharaoh Ankhesenpaaten was one of the daughters of Akhenaten andNefertiti Ankhesenpaaten married Tutankhamun After the death of AkhenatenTutankhamun became the next pharaoh at age 9 Since he became a pharaoh atsuch a young age he was not able to make decisions Ay who was the father ofNefertiti 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 hisyears in the palaces of Akhenaten he was tutored in reading and writing KingNebkheperuru Tutankhamun unfortunately died at the age of 18 There is partialevidence that King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun might have died of an accidentfalling off his horse or perhaps he was murdered King NebkheperuruTutankhamun burial arrangements lasted 70 days King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun Tomb was located in the Valley of theKings in
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