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Matt Brockway James Evans Term Paper The Life and Curse of King Tut What comes to your mind when you hear the name King Tut That his tomb was one of the most well known archeological finds ever Maybe that the so-called curse of King Tut comes to your mind Whatever it is we all know that he was once Pharaoh of Egypt Without a doubt one of the most famous Pharaohs of all time But why do we know more about him than any other Pharaoh Why do they think that there is a curse associated with the tomb of King Tut If these are some of the questions that you have about him dont worry This paper will take you through the life and tell you about the links that could possibly be due to the curse of King Tut First we must start from the very beginning We must get a firm base so we can fully understand all that is associated with King Tut The most basic thing we can start out with his name The name Tutankhamun comes from hieroglyphs which translate as Tut-ankh-amun meaning the Living Image of Amun When Tut was born he was given the name Tutankhaten Brockway-2 meaning the Living Image of Aten The Aten was the single god worshipped during the rule Akhenaten a king who is believed to have been the father of Tutankhamun Soon after Tutankhaten had become pharaoh there was a restoration of the previously-deposed state god Aumu and Tuts name was changed to Tutankhamun These days Tuts name is found with differing spellings including Tutankhamun Tutankhamen and Tutankhamon It is not known how the ancient Egyptians pronounced the name as they did not write vowels Some hieroglyphs are transliterated as vowels since they are weak consonants Some Egyptologists add vowels to assist in communicating information When Tutankhamun was king reigned 1333-23 BCE he ruled during the
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