King Tutankhamen(King Tut) By: Theresa
Who was King Tutankhamen? • King Tutankhamen is commonly known as “King Tut”. He is quite possibly the most famous pharaoh of the New Kingdom as well as being counted as 1 of archeology’s greatest discoveries. King Tut was buiried in the Valley of the Kings
King Tut, Family, and Birth • the grandson of Amenhotep the third • born to Amenhotep the fourth. He was the 11th or 12th child of Amenhotep • Born before the Golden Age of Egypt • Name “Tutankhamen” means “living image of Aten”
The Life of the Boy King • King Tut had a very short life. • Was cared for by Maya, his maid • Had spinal disease • He was only 8 or 9 when he became king • Was married to his half-sister and had 2 girls
The Life of the Boy King(continued) • King Tutankhamen was thought to be murdered by one of his trusted officials because his skull was smashed in • Died in mid-January,1343 B.C. • The picture to the right is King Tut’s death mask
Why was King Tut so Famous? • King Tut was found by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon on November 4th,1922 . Carter had been looking for Tut for almost 5 years before finding the entrance of his tomb!
King Tut’s Tomb’s Robbery • King Tut’s tomb was only robbed once, shortly after he died • King Tut’s tomb was almost in perfect condition • Everything that was taken was soon replaced
This is a rough image of King Tut’s tomb and how the tomb robbers were able to get into it.
King Tut’s Tomb’s Robbery(continued) • The 1st room in the tomb was fake • It had a hidden door that lead to the burial chamber • The picture to the right is part of the inside of King Tut’s tomb after the robbery
King Tut in the Sarcophagus • King Tut was glued to the bottom of his sarcophagus • King Tut is being examined by Howard Carter at • the right • King Tut was • Encased by 3 • coffins
References • www.hyperhistory.net/apwh/bios/b1kingtut_plec.htm • Tutankhamen, the Mystery of the Boy King by: Zahi Hawass • www.gaurdians.net/egypt/tut1.htm • www.thenileandegypt.com/cairo.htm • www.site-ology.com/egypt/KT.HTM • www.touregypt.net