Who Was King Tut? by Roberta EdwardsEver since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds.
This Who Was . . . ? is complete with 100 black-and white illustrations and explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb’s discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.
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The Egyptian way of burying their dead and preserving their memories, have been fascinating kids since times immemorial. Who would not know about the mummies or the pyramids that are a famous tourist destination in that country. Tutankhamun or King Tut is one of the most famous Egyptian Pharaohs, probably because his tomb was discovered by archaeologists. Since then, his remains have held people across the world in awe over the mystery surrounding his life and death. Before the spectacular discovery of his intact tomb in November , Tutankhamun was a little-known figure. We, at Mom Junction, know that kids love reading facts about Ancient Egypt. Have a look at them below:.
On the anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb on Nov 22, the best-known pharaoh of ancient Egypt remains a puzzle filled with several weird, unexplained details. King Tutankhamun's penis was mummified erect -- that's one of the several weird, unexplained details about the best-known pharaoh of ancient Egypt. The boy pharaoh has been puzzling scientists ever since his mummy and treasure-packed tomb were discovered exactly 91 years ago on Nov. Only a few facts about his life are known. Amun, "the living image of Amun," ascended the throne in B. He was a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, probably the greatest of the Egyptian royal families. That first examination provided intriguing details.
The artifacts from his tomb have been included in exhibits around the world, and he continues to impact all aspects of popular culture. Below are 42 facts about the ancient king. King Tut was not given the name Tutankhamun at birth. After a few years on the throne, when he was still barely a teenager, he decided to stop worshiping Aten and start worshiping Amun, who was the King of the Gods. So while the world knows him by his nomen Tutankhamun, the Egyptians knew him by his prenomen, Nebkheperure.
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King Tut, otherwise known as Tutankhamun, was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom, or sometimes the New Empire Period. In hieroglyphs, the name Tutankhamun was typically written Amen-tut-ankh, because of a scribal custom that placed a divine name at the beginning of a phrase to show appropriate reverence.
Toggle navigation. He was born in BC in Akhetaten, Egypt's capital city as the time. His father Akhenaten and his mother was one of Akhenaten's sisters. He was known as Tutankhaten when he was a prince, until he became king at the age of nine. He was known as Nebkheperure for the next three years. When he became the king of Egypt at the age of nine he married his half-sister Ankhesenpaaten. They had two daughters together but both were stillborn.
King Tut was nicknamed the Boy King because he began his reign when he was only nine years old! Tutankhamun died when he was only 18 , and his body was mummified, which is how the ancient Egyptians preserved their dead. Great for teachers, homeschoolers and parents alike! His golden coffin was buried in a tomb in the Valley Of The Kings pictured below , surrounded by 5, priceless treasures. These treasures included a golden throne, crown and cobra, pottery and big chests like the one pictured here…. These had paintings of his enemies on the soles — so everywhere the king went, he trampled all over his foes!