King Tut was buried in the Valley of the Kings, a barren desert valley on the west side of the Nile near Luxor, or Thebes. His tomb is KV 62, an Egyptological numeric designation.Continue Reading
Rubble from Ramesses V's and Ramesses VI's tombs buried the door to King Tut's tomb and helped disguise it from robbers. The Ramesside tomb's entry tunnel overlaid Tut's tomb, further hiding it, and nearby Horemheb's tomb probably also contributed to the overlying rubble.
Evidence suggests King Tut's burial was hurried. Paintings in his tomb are large and relatively unadorned, and splotches on the paint indicate it wasn't dry when the tomb was sealed. Carelessly embalmed, it appears that Tut's body combusted in the tomb, which is evidence of improper drying.Learn more about Ancient Egypt
King Tut married his half-sister Ankhesenamun at the age of 9. While early Egyptian pharaohs married members of the local nobility to strengthen their political ties, later rulers frequently married their sisters or half-sisters to maintain the purity of the royal house. Akhenaten, King Tut's father, married his own daughters.Full Answer >
Some of King Tut's greatest achievements were ending the Amarna Revolution and restoring traditional Egyptian religion, states Biography.com. At 9 years old, King Tut became the 12th king of the 18th Egyptian Dynasty.Full Answer >
King Tut is the popular name of Tutankhamun, an Egyptian pharaoh who reigned from approximately 1332 BC to 1323 B.C. King Tut became a worldwide phenomenon in the 1920s when his almost perfectly intact tomb was discovered by Egyptologist Howard Carter. The tomb housed Tutankhamun’s well-preserved, mummified body as well as extraordinary riches and funerary objects. The discovery led to worldwide surge of interest in ancient Egypt.Full Answer >
King Tut's importance to Egypt is primarily because of the search for his tomb and the spectacles found within it. He played a very minor role in the history of ancient Egypt, as his rule was short and uneventful.Full Answer >