KING TUT

TUTANKHAMUN

BIOGRAPHY

Tutankhaten, who changed his name to Tutankhamun, was born in 1341 B.C.E. His father, Akhenaten, was also a pharaoh. Tut took the throne at just 9 years old around 1332, due to his father's death. Around the same time, he married his half-sister Ankhesenamun. They had 2 daughters who are both believed to have been stillborn. He died at 19, around 1323. The cause of death is unknown. He ruled from 1332-1323 B.C.E. King Tut lived in the New Kingdom.

Accomplishments

He bettered some of the foreign relations Egypt had with other civilizations. In hope to repair holy sites, he continued construction at the Temple of Karnak. He didn't construct a tomb since he died young, but he was buried in a tomb that a Noble would've been laid to rest in. Restored the shrines of Amon that his father had destroyed.

King Tut's Tomb

Was filled with riches and most likely built for a lesser noble.

Definitions

Pharaoh: Ancient Egyptian king

Theocracy: A form of government in which a god or deity is recognized as a supreme civil leader.

AmenhotepIII

AmenhotepIII

AmenhotepIII became a pharaoh around 1390 B.C. to 1335 B.C. He was the son of TuthmosisIV his mother was Mutemwia. He became King at the age of twelve because of his father's death. He was married to eight wives. AmenhotepIII ruled in the new Kingdom. He built the Temple of Luxor and hade hundreds of statues of himself built. He died in the year 1353 B.C.
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AmenhotepIII

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Sources

Ducksters.com, pbs.org, Britannica.com, eulerslu.edu, biography.com, yourdictianary.com, and bing for pictures