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Brief Bio

King Tut short for King Tutankhaten was 12th King of Egypt, he was chiefly known for his intact tomb discovered in Egypt's valley of the Kings in 1922.

Born: 1342 B.C.

Circa, Egypt

Died: 1323 B.C.


King Tut was 19 years old when he died

A Brief History

Tutankhamun was born a prince in Egypt's royal court around the year 1341 BC. His father was the Pharaoh Akhenaten. Tutankhamun's birth name was Tutankhaten, which he changed after his father died.
Tut was born to one of his father's lesser wives and not to his main wife, the powerful Nefertiti. His presence may have caused some strain in the royal courts as Nefertiti had only daughters, but desperately wanted to have a son of her own to take over the throne.

At the young age of seven years old Tut's father died. A few years later Tut married his sister (which was common for Pharaoh's in Ancient Egypt) and became Pharaoh. Since he was so young he had help ruling the country. The real rulers were a powerful general named Horemheb and Tut's vizier named Ay.

Many people of Egypt had been unhappy with the religious reforms of his father. Tut and his advisors tried to fix all the changes that his father had made. Under Tut Egypt returned to their old gods and the old temples were repaired. The capital city was also moved back to the city of Memphis. He even changed his name from Tut, "the living image of Aten", to Tut, "the living image of Amun".

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Disease: How King Tut Died

Tut had Malaria, a disease you get after being bitten by an infected mosquito. On his face was a scabby, discolored indentation on the left side of his face that could likely be the mosquito bite that eventually killed him. King Tut also had Koehler disease, which diminished the blood supply to the bones in his left foot, meaning he had kind of a dead foot. Malaria, along with his broken leg and dead foot, made for a dead king.
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How King Tut was Buried

Ancient Egyptians believed there is a life after this one, so after he Tut died, he wasn't finished. King Tut's corpse was prepped for a second life. He is given then seventy-day royal mummy treatment. So Tuts corps wouldn't rot away, embalmers scooped his insides out from top to bottom. A long bronze needle with a hook on the end was shoved up Tut's nose to scoop out brain that was broken up into tiny bits and pulled out one piece at a time. Egyptian's believed the brain's only job was to keep the ears apart, and that the heart did all the thinking. Tut's teeth, nails, and eyeballs remained intact. They left his heart in his body because he was going to need that to think. They left his genitals so nobody would mistake him for being Queen Tut. After that, they cut open Tut's stomach and pulled out whatever they could such as his liver, stomach, lungs, and twenty-two feet of intestines. Everything was washed, dried, put into four jars, and wrapped to go with him. Tut's altered corpse was covered in natron and put on a slanted board with grooves in it so his bodily fluids flowed directly into a tub at the end. His gutted body was completely dried, which was very difficult because the human body is 75 percent water. They stuffed Tut's chest with wads of cloth to soak up the inside juice. Every leftover bit of Tut was saved and crammed into big jars for him to take along for his next excellent adventure. To keep Tut from falling apart his body was wrapped in half a football field worth of fabric worth or fabric strips spun around his body, along with 143 charms woven in for good luck. To seal everything, they poured warmed plant resin all over Tut's wrapped body. King Tut was buried in a tomb hidden under a sand dune in the middle of the desert known as the Valley of the Kings. With him were his kingly things from the palace, including a couple thrones, two slingshots, two jars of honey, six chariots, thirty golden statues, thirty-five model boats, 130 walking sticks, 427 arrows, and lots of sandals. There he rested undisturbed for three thousand years.

What is Malaria disease and how it is treated

Malaria is a parasitic disease that involves high fevers, shaking chills, flu-like symptoms, and anemia. Symptoms of malaria include anemia, bloody stools, chills, coma, Convulsion, fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, sweating, and vomiting. Possible complications include brain infection (cerebritis), destruction of blood cells, kidney failure, liver failure, meningitis, respiratory infection from fluid in the lungs, and rupture of the spleen leading to massive internal bleeding. Malaria is a medical emergency that requires a hospital stay. The choice of medication depends on where you are infected. Medical care, including fluids through a vein 9IV0 and other medications and breathing (respiratory) support may be needed.
Interesting Facts on King Tut

Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the boy pharaoh, King Tut

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Born: May 9th, 1874

Kensington, London

Death: March 2nd, 1939


Howard Carter was a british archaeologist excavated King Tut's tomb beginning in 1922.

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1. Sarcophagus: A stone box for a dead body.

2. Hieroglyphics: A formal writing system used by the ancient Egyptians that combined logographic and alphabetic elements.

3. Tomb: A large vault, typically an underground one, for burying the dead.

4. Koehler Disease: A rare bone disorder of the foot.

5. Malaria: A parasitic disease that involves high fevers, shaking chills, flu-like symptoms, and anemia.