Tutankhamun Essay

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Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty 1332–1323 BC, during the period of Egyptian history which was known as the New Kingdom or the New Empire Period. He has been referred to colloquially as King Tut of Egypt. His original name, Tutankhaten, has a meaning "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun". In hieroglyphs, the name Tutankhamun was typically written Amun-tut-ankh, to show reverence to the divine name of Amun. He is possibly also the Nibhurrereya according to the Amarna letters, and likely the 18th dynasty king Rathotis who, according to the ancient historian Manetho had reigned for nine years—a time period that confirms with Flavius Josephus's version of Manetho's Epitome.…show more content…
As a prince, he was known as Tutankhaten. He succeeded the throne from his father Akhenaten in 1333 BC at the age of nine or ten. He then took the throne name Nebkheperure. His wet nurse was a woman called Maia, known from her tomb located at Saqqara. His teacher was most likely great teacher Sennedjem.
When he became king, he married his half-sister, Ankhesenpaaten, who was later known as Ankhesenamun. They had two daughters, both were sadly stillborn. Computed tomography studies that were released in 2011 revealed that one daughter was born prematurely at 5–6 months of pregnancy and the other at full-term, 9 months of pregnancy. No evidence was found in either mummified bodies of congenital anomalies or an apparent cause of
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