Tutankhamun, or better known as king tut, is an 18th dynasty pharaoh who inherited the throne at a young age his reign was short-lived and upon his death he quickly faded into the sands of egypt. Tutankhamen or tutenkhamon to͞ot˝ängkä´mən, -ĕngk- , fl c1350 bc, king of ancient egypt, of the xviii dynastyhe was the son-in-law of ikhnaton and succeeded to the throne after a brief reign by ikhnaton's successor. Egyptology is entering another golden age, with dazzling new discoveries of hidden chambers under the pyramids and in tutankhamun's tomb a cynic could almost say it's hype for the desperate. Tutankhamun (/ ˌ t uː t ən k ɑː ˈ m uː n / alternatively spelled with tutenkh-, -amen,-amon) was an egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c 1332-1323 bc in the conventional chronology), during the period of egyptian history known as the new kingdom or sometimes the new empire period.
The discovery of tutankhamun's mummy revealed that he was about 17 when he died and was likely to have inherited the throne at the age of eight or nine he is thought to have been the son of. The mission also announced finding a collection of knives and pottery vessels from the reign of king amenhotep iii, father of king akhenaten and grandfather of king tutankhamun in 2010. Tutankhamun was an egyptian pharaoh who was buried in a lavish tomb filled with gold artifacts in the valley of the kings his tomb, given the modern-day name kv 62, was discovered in 1922 by an. Product description produced in conjunction with the 2001-2002 eternal egypt exhibition, tutankhamen has been repackaged and re-released for the 2005-2007 tutankhamen exhibition.
The remarkable story of the chance meeting that transformed penniless, ostracised archaeologist howard carter into a household name following his discovery of the tomb of the boy-king, tutankhamun. King tut is chiefly known for his intact tomb, discovered in egypt's valley of the kings in 1922 since then, his remains have held millions in awe over the mystery of his life and death king.
'tutankhamun: anatomy of an excavation' is the definitive archaeological record of howard carter and lord carnarvon's discovery of the tomb of tutankhamun on november 5th 1922, howard carter wrote in his pocket diary: 'discovered tomb under tomb of ramsses vi investigated same & found seals intact. Tutankhamen definition, a king of egypt of the 18th dynasty see more. Disclaimer all content on this website, including dictionary, thesaurus, literature, geography, and other reference data is for informational purposes only.
The addition to tutankhamen's label as ruler of southern on shows that he regarded thebes as his capital city there can be little doubt that he made every effort to satisfy the supporters of the god amun a stele (statue) erected near the third pylon of the temple of karnak depicts tutankhamen offering to gods amun and mut. Tutankhamun was born in c1334 bc, possibly at amarna, the city of his father, akhenaten (though tutankhamun's parentage is hotly disputed) tutankhamun's mummy shows that he died when he was approximately 18 years old, but it is not known exactly how he died tutankhamun's body suffered damage. Tutankhamen or tutenkhamon (to͞ot'ängkä`mən, -ĕngk-), fl c1350 bc, king of ancient egypt, of the xviii dynasty he was the son-in-law of ikhnaton ikhnaton or akhenato.
Ancient origins articles related to tutankhamen in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends. King tutankhamen (or tutankhamun) ruled egypt as pharaoh for 10 years until his death at age 19, around 1324 bc although his rule was notable for reversing. A lucky find tutankhamen would have remained just a scribble in the margins of history but for a british archaeologist named howard carter in 1922, carter discovered tutankhamen's tomb in the.