King Tutankhamen

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King Tutankhamen

• Ancient Egypt evolved into one of the most powerful empires of all time.
• Ruled by pharaohs whose names are still known to us today.
• During the 18th dynasty, a young boy just 9 years old ascended the throne his name was KING TUTANKHAMEN.
Tutankhamen (C.1341 B.C.E. to C.1322 B.C.E.)
• He became the pharaoh at just 8 years of age.
• He was the 12th pharaoh of the 18th dynasty and then after he married his half-sister Ankhesenamun.
• His predecessor the pharaoh Ankhenaten who may have been in his father created turmoil by replacing Egypt’s every god with only one the Ottoman or sun disc.
• Tutankhamen’s plan was to restore the traditional beliefs were cut short when he died unexpectedly at just 19 years of age.
• How he died is still a mystery.

• Tutankhamen have remained a minor footnote.
• In history, he was barely known to the modern world until an amazing discovery in 1922’s by British archaeologist Howard Carter.
• He made a remarkable find a stunning tomb of gold and artifacts the trappings of a pharaoh whose people also saw him as a living god.

• Since 1922, studies of his tomb and remains have revealed much information about his life and times.
• studies on him make the Tutankhamen on of the best known ancient Egyptian pharaohs.
• After he died, he was mummified according to Egyptian religious tradition.
• In which they held that royal body and it should be preserved and provisioned for the afterlife.
• Embalmers removed his organs and wrapped him in resin-soaked bandages a 24-pound solid gold portrait mask.
• It was placed over his head and shoulders.
• He was laid in a series of nested containers –

1. Three golden coffins,
2. A granite sarcophagus
3. Four gilded wooden shrines the largest of which barely fit into the tomb’s burial chamber.

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