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Deaver 1 Godfrey L Deaver Western Civilization History 111 May 5 2001 The Life and death of a Pharaoh TUTANKHEM King Tutankhamen was one of many Pharaohs of Egypt who ruled roughly between 3100 BC and 341 BC To many he was one of the most famous however not the greatest of all pharaohs Who exactly was this king whom many referred to as The Boy King In this report I will briefly take a look at who his parents were the period in which he reigned and his death Looking at the life of King Tut we find and see that very little or virtually nothing was recorded concerning his life Most of what has been learned was derived from many of the artifacts found in his tomb In fact practically nothing was known of Tutankhamen when Howard Carter the archaeologist encourage by his findings in the Valley of the Kings undertook with Lord Carnarvons moral and material support to find his grave Desroches-Noblecourt 16 Mr Carter discovered this fascinating tomb in November 1922 It took him approximately seven years of hard dedicated and deligent digging and searching before this great discovery was made However his diligence gave us a little more information about the possible parents of the king There is much uncertainty ad speculation as to the actual parents of King Tut His father is pretty much narrowed down between King Amenophis III and Amenophis IV who preceded him Deaver 2 as Pharaoh Among the kings burial treasury therere some references to his possible parents particularly pointing to his father as Amenophis III However there isnt enough to evidence to secure its absolute certainty According to Desroches-Noblecourt Only in one inscription upon a lion consecrated in the temple of Soleb and later taken further south to Gebel Barkal in the Sudan does Tutankhamen call Amenophis III his father Many authors refuse to take this literally
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