Nebkheperre Tutankhamun, Pharaoh of Egypt

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Nebkheperre Tutankhamun, Pharaoh of Egypt

Also Known As: "King Tut", "King Tutankamun"
Birthplace: Waset,Egypt
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Egypt
Immediate Family:

Son of Amentotep IV AkenAton, Pharaoh of Egypt and "Meritaten" The Younger Lady Younger Lady
Husband of Ankhesenpaaten I
Father of Still-born Daughter, 1 and Still-born Daughter, 2
Brother of Pharaoh Smenkhkare
Half brother of Meritaten .; Meketaten .; Ankhesenpaaten I; Neferneferuaten Tasherit Tasherit; Neferneferure and 8 others

Occupation: [nts~ Heir-Dominica], Royal
Managed by: David John Bilodeau
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About Nebkheperre Tutankhamun, Pharaoh of Egypt

Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled ca. 1332 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. He is popularly referred to as King Tut.

His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun". In hieroglyphs, the name Tutankhamun was typically written Amen-tut-ankh, because of a scribal custom that placed a divine name at the beginning of a phrase to show appropriate reverence.[3] He is possibly also the Nibhurrereya of the Amarna letters, and likely the 18th dynasty king Rathotis who, according to Manetho, an ancient historian, had reigned for nine years—a figure that conforms with Flavius Josephus's version of Manetho's Epitome.

The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon[5][6] of Tutankhamun's nearly intact tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun's burial mask remains the popular symbol. Exhibits of artifacts from his tomb have toured the world. In February 2010, the results of DNA tests confirmed that he was the son of Akhenaten (mummy KV55) and Akhenaten's sister and wife (mummy KV35YL), whose name is unknown but whose remains are positively identified as "The Younger Lady" mummy found in KV35

Tutankhamun and his wife, Ankhesenepatan, who later changed her name to Ankhesenamun, had two stillborn daughters (Note 5.^ a b c Hawass, Zahi et al. "Ancestry and Pathology in King Tutankhamun's Family" The Journal of the American Medical Association, February 17, 2010. Vol 303, No. 7 p.638-647)

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