TOMB OF TUTANKHAMUNThe most famous Egyptian pharaoh today is, King NebkheperuruTutankhamun. Tutankhamun is also known as King Tut. The nameTutankhamun is derived from hieroglyphics which means Living Image ofAmun. He was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, he also was the son in lawof Akhenaton. Tutankhamun was not a important King, he is well known because ofhis tomb, containing beautiful treasures. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns tombwas discovered by an British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in1922.King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun lived over 3,300 years ago. The period helived in was called the New Kingdom. During this period the Egyptians wereworshipping multiple gods. Amenhotep had abolished this belief and hadestablished a new order to worship the sun god Aten, which then he changed hisname to Akhenaten, meaning servant of the Aten.A new religion and capitalwas established in Thebes. His new city was called Akhetaten, meaning Horizon ofthe Aten. Akhenaten and his wife, Nefertiti had six daughters, and no one to bethe next pharaoh. Ankhesenpaaten was one of the daughters of Akhenaten andNefertiti. Ankhesenpaaten married Tutankhamun. After the death of Akhenaten,Tutankhamun became the next pharaoh at age 9. Since he became a pharaoh atsuch a young age, he was not able to make decisions. Ay who was the father ofNefertiti and Horemheb who was the commander in chief of the army was in charge. Tutankhamun was taught many skills when he was young. He spent most of hisyears in the palaces of Akhenaten, he was tutored in reading and writing. KingNebkheperuru Tutankhamun unfortunately died at the age of 18. There is partialevidence that King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun might have died of an accidentfalling off his horse or perhaps he was murdered. King NebkheperuruTutankhamun burial arrangements lasted 70 days. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun Tomb was located in the Valley of theKings in Luxar Egypt. Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered KingNebkheperuru Tutankhamuns Tomb, his tomb contained the most beautifultreasures. It is said that it was a magnificent collection of Egyptian art. KingNebkheperuru Tutankhamun treasures are displayed in the Egyptian Museum inCairo. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun Tomb contained more than 5000 items. Although it was robbed at least twice right after King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun was buried, but most of the kings treasure was still there. The most beautiful piece found in King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns Tomb is his coffin made of solid gold. It is 74 long, 20wide and 20 high. KingNebkheperuru Tutankhamun was shown as Osiris holding the crook and flail. Thiswas the traditional symbol that meant kingship. Another famous item ofKingNebkheperuru Tutankhamun is the funerary mask.
This also was made of solidgold and was inlaid with lapis, lazuli, cornelian, quartz, obsidian, turquoise andcolored glass. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns Tomb contained a set ofCanopic containers. The calcite Canopic chest that had stoppers in the form of theking. There was four canopic coffins for King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun. Inaddition to everything else found in King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns Tombwas the inlaid circlet that was found on the kings head. King NebkheperuruTutankhamuns outer golden shrine had standing figures dressed in Amarna stylethat represented the four goddesses Isis, Nepthhys, Neit and Selket. And just insidethe entrance of the king was a figure of Anubis in the form of a jackal.Egyptians were probably one of the most important ancient civilizations ofall time. They were definitely best known for their mummies and pyramids. Thediscovery of King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamun was one of the worlds bestdiscoveries.This discovery was actually a miracle, the British archaeologists wereso close to not finding King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns tomb, but its a goodthing they did. King Nebkheperuru Tutankhamuns tomb is absolutely aremarkable sight and the Kings treasures are so detailed and beautiful. Itsincredible how the ancient Egyptian did all these things.