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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 Tutankhamuns tomb was discovered by an British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in 1922 King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun lived over 3300 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
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