|King Tutankamun King Tut
1. Tutankhamun was nine years old when he became pharaoh and reigned for approximately ten years. He died 1343 B.C son of Amenhotep IV
2.When he became king, he married Ankhesenepatan who changed her name to Ankhesenamun
3. Tutankhamun was buried in a tomb that was small relative to his status.
4. His death may have occurred unexpectedly, before the completion of a grander royal tomb, so that his mummy was buried in a tomb intended for someone else, perhaps Ay.
5. This would preserve the observance of the customary seventy days between death and burial
6. Tutankhamun's famous tomb is located in the Valley of the Kings on the West bank across from modern Luxor (ancient Thebes).
5. .a recent medical examination now seems to indicate that he may very well have died from infection brought about by a broken leg.
6. The mummy of King Tut was found in 1922 by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon.
a. Lord Carnarvon was a rich man who owned the right to dig in the Valley of the Kings where Tutankhamun was found.
b. Lord Carnarvon was letting Carter dig for a king named Tutankhamun who's name Carter had read on some stone walls. C. Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon searched for five years for Tutankhamun in the valley of the kings yet they found nothing.
d. Lord Carnarvon was giving up hope after five years, so Carter offered to pay for the workers, and Lord Carnarvon agreed to this.
e. After four days of work under Carter's pay they found the steps leading to the entrance to the tomb. It took Lord Carnarvon two weeks to get from England to the valley of the kings. When Lord Carnarvon got to the scene they began futher excavation.
7. .The first room they came to was a fake and it had a hidden door that led to the main chamber. From the main chamber two rooms split off. There was a storage room and the burial chamber where the mummy was laid. Many people died of the so-called curse on King Tut's tomb but we now know that bacteria sealed in the tomb fed on the food in the tomb and killed the workers when it got in their lungs. Carter said later "As my eyes grew accustomed to the light I was struck dumb with amazement". A winged scarab beetle spells out the hieroglyphs " Neb, Kheperu and Re" which mean Tutankhamun.
8. Many artifacts were found in the tomb:
a. Three coffins, the solid gold, lion statue, hippo statue, cow statue with the king, King Tut's mummy, and more.
b. His mummy was found with 15 rings of various sizes on his fingers.
c. He also had 13 bracelets and assorted amulets and earrings, 415 statues of servants who were to do the chores in the King Tut's afterlife.
d. The large beds of gold leaf were probably beds to prepare the body for embalming
e. The personal items, what the King had used and items for his next life such as :pots and games, ( 4 game boards with 56 game pieces and 2 sets of casting-sticks used as we use dice) which the young boy used as a child, ornate stools, vases, chests, figurines, clothing, raging from tunics, shirts, sashes, kilts, triangular cloths, caps, headdresses, glove, a white-painted box that had a docket listing of the equipment of his majesty, many weapons( some for shooting from ground and others for his entertainment), musical instruments played by women or by professional musicians, 15 writing palettes, with one elaborate gold pen case and a papyrus smoother or burnisher, used for writing, and a headrest.
e. The small treasury room in the east wall's purpose was to hold some of King Tut's most glorious pieces such as statues, model boats, ornate chests of personal treasures, pictures that showed King Tut's life and items of pure gold. The main items were the canopic shrine, Anubis shrine, and the gold gilded cow head of Hathor. The dog guard, Anubis was placed in the front of the room to protect those items and king's afterlife and the Goddess Selket who was on all four sides of the golden shrine was watching over Tut. A little further down into the room a large shine contains the organs of the pharaoh. Many other objects were left for the boy king to use in the next life.
9. Tutankhamun ruled Egypt between 1334 and 1325 BC. He was probably the 12th ruler of Egypt's 18th Dynasty.
10. He was a minor ruler. However, because his tomb remained untouched and the world got to see the treasures that were buried with a pharoah, he becomes noteworthy