Tutankhamen

Aeris C.

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What?

Tutankhamen is the 12th king of the 18th Egyptian Dynasty.
Tutankhamen's parents are unknown. He never claimed a king and queen as a parent and no one claimed him as a son.
He became king at a young age and ruled for 8 years.
He married Ankhesenamun, the third daughter of Ikhnaton and Nefertiti.
He was originally named Tutankhaten, but changed his name to Tutankhamen to honor Amun.

Tutankhamen was only 18 years old when he died. He and Ankhesenamun did not have any children and the family of Dynasty 18 died out with them.



When?

Tutankhamen was born in 1358 BC and died in 1340 BC.


Where?

Tutankhamen was born in the city of Ankhetaten.

Why?

He is the best known pharaoh because of the discovery of his tomb in 1922. His tomb was in near perfect condition when it was found by Howard Carter, an archaeologist.


Works Cited

"Tutankhamen." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.

"Tutankhamun." World Eras. Ed. Edward I. Bleiberg. Vol. 5: Ancient Egypt, 2615 - 332 B.C.E. Detroit: Gale Group, 2002. 152. World History in Context. Web. 20 Nov. 2013