Tutankhamun 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 3,300 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 Lord Carnarvon discovered King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns Tomb, his tomb contained the most beautiful treasures. It is said that it was a magnificent collection of Egyptian art.
King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun treasures are displayed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun Tomb contained more than 5000 items. Although it was robbed at least twice right after King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun was buried, but most of the kings treasure was still there. The most beautiful piece found in King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns Tomb is his coffin made of solid gold. It is 74″ long, 20″wide and 20″ high.
King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun was shown as Osiris holding the crook and flail. This was the traditional symbol that meant kingship. Another famous item of King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun is the funerary mask. This also was made of solid gold and was inlaid with lapis, lazuli, cornelian, quartz, obsidian, turquoise and colored glass. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns Tomb contained a set of Canopic containers. The calcite Canopic chest that had stoppers in the form of the king. There was four canopic coffins for King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun.
In addition to everything else found in King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns Tomb was the inlaid circlet that was found on the kings head. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns outer golden shrine had standing figures dressed in Amarna style that represented the four goddesses Isis, Nepthhys, Neit and Selket. And just inside the entrance of the king was a figure of Anubis in the form of a jackal. Egyptians were probably one of the most important ancient civilizations of all time. They were definitely best known for their mummies and pyramids. The discovery of King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun was one of the worlds best discoveries.
This discovery was actually a miracle, the British archaeologists were so close to not finding King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns tomb, but its a good thing they did. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns tomb is absolutely a remarkable sight and the Kings treasures are so detailed and beautiful. Its incredible how the ancient Egyptian did all these things.