Tutankhamen (aka Tutankhaten, Tutankhamun, King Tut) Tutankhamen became King at the age of 9. He died somewhere between the ages of 17 and 19. His parental lineage has been a matter of much debate. Many Egyptologists think that he was the son of Ahkenaten and Kiya. Others contest that Ahkenaten and Tut were brothers. His cause of death is unknown. His mummy shows evidence of a severe head injury. This could have been the result of an accident or perhaps even murder. Some suspect his successor, Ay, of foul play. His tomb, located in The Valley of the Kings, was discovered and excavated by Howard Carter in the 1920's. It was the least looted tomb found so far, thus providing the most amount artifacts to date. Carter concluded that the tomb had been looted twice and only small items of jewelry and oils had been taken. Back to the Pharaohs Page
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