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King Tut

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Transcript of King Tut

Introduction
King Tut: The Life Of A Boy King
Childhood
King Tut was born in 1341 B.C.E. in ancient Egypt. He was given the name Tutankhamun (or Tut for short).
Tutankhamun grew up in
Amarna (The capital city of Thebes)
in a brand new palace.
Servants would attend to Tut's every need. For example, the servants would fan him while he was sleeping.
King Tut became pharaoh in 1332 B.C.E. after his father died.
Becoming King
King Tut became
pharaoh (an ancient Egyptian king)
when he was only 9 years old, which was 3,000 years ago.
In addition to his kingly duties, King Tut was also the highest priest and judge.
Tut had to wear many things to show he was the pharaoh. For, example he wore a false beard on his chin and a tall crown on his head.
As symbols of power King Tut carried a flail and a crook.
Death Ceremony and Tomb Discovery
King Tut died when he was only 19 years old! For the death ceremony of King Tut, the Egyptians had a parade. The order of the parade was like this: first the priests and King Tut's body on a sled pulled by the palace officials with the queen. Next, the weeping women and the funeral dancer. Finally, the canopic shrine and the servants carrying Tut's belongings.
In 1907, Lord Carnarvon agreed to help
Howard Carter ( a british archeologist)
with a special mission. The mission: to uncover the tomb of Tutankhamun.
On November 4, 1922 Carter and his crew discover a stair step leading to the tomb of King Tut in the Valley of Kings. Carter and Carnarvon go in to the tomb on November 26, 1922.
Theories About Death
Many scientists have thought of
theories (a supposition to explain something)
about how King Tut died. Two theories are infection and blood disease.
Chris Naunton studied almost 100 years worth of notes to come up with his answer: the boy pharaoh died in a
chariot (a type of transportation pulled by a horse)
crash.
British researchers believe that after King Tut was sealed in his tomb, his mummified body caught on fire and burned.
Experts said King Tut died in a chariot crash. Naunton wanted to test the theory. Naunton preformed many
simulations

(re-create an event or process using a computer)
of chariot crashes.
Fun Facts
King Tut started to plan what would go into his
tomb (a vault for burying the dead)
and what wouldn't before he died.
King Tut loved to hunt animals, like an ostrich or a duck. He also enjoyed a board game called
Senet ( a popular board game)
.
By the time King Tut was 10 years old, he was married to a girl name
Ankesenamun ( Tut's half sister)
.
Carter discovered King Tut's tomb under
Ramesses VI (The 5th ruler of the 20th dynasty)
. Most people didn't believe Carter that he was buried there.
Parents (Royalty)
King Tut's father was Amenhotep
IV (A roman numeral for 4.).

Amenhotep married a woman named Nefertiti.
The couple changed their names to Akhenaten (father) and Nefernefuruaten (mother).
Amenhotep was an odd pharaoh. His hips were big for a man and he had a narrow head.
You probably know somethings about King Tut already. For example, you may know that he died young or that his tomb was discovered by Howard Carter. If you don't know that much about King Tut, it's okay. You are about to unlock some new things about this boy king.
Conclusion
Can you imagine being king when you were 9 years old?
King Tut had a lot of responsibility for a 9 year old boy and only ruled for 10 years before his untimely death.
What about being married by the time you were 10 years old?
King Tut was married to his half sister and had no children.
The pharaoh led a short but interesting life. I cannot imagine being him!

This is an image of King Tut's solid gold coffin.
Video!
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