8 Things You Didn’t Know About Tutankhamun

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Tutankhamun.

Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c. 1332–1323 BC), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom Period. He has since his discovery been colloquially referred to as King Tut. The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon of Tutankhamun’s nearly intact tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun’s mask, now in the Egyptian Museum, remains the popular symbol. In February 2010, the results of DNA tests confirmed that he was the son of Akhenaten. His mother was Akhenaten’s sister and wife, whose name is unknown but whose remains are positively identified as “The Younger Lady.”

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