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Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

This is about the life of the most famous Pharaoh : Tutankhamun.

Katie Huynh

on 21 March 2011

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Transcript of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Pharaoh Tutankhamun. His original name was Tutankhaten. It was meant " Living image of Aten ." In February 2010, the results of DNA tests confirmed that Tutankhamun was the son of Akhenaten and his second wife named : Kiya.
Tutankhamun was born in 1341 BC, the son of Akhenaten (formerly Amenhotep IV) and one of his sisters. As a prince he was known as Tutankhaten.
Akhenaten. Kiya. Aten.
He ascended to the throne in 1333 BC, at the age of nine, taking the reign name of Tutankhamun. When he became king, he married his half sister, Ankhesenepatan, who later changed her name to Ankhesenamun. They had two daughters, both stillborn.

In his third regnal year, Tutankhamun reversed several changes made during his father's reign. He ended the worship of the god Aten and restored the god Amun to supremacy.

Foreign policy.

The country was economically weak and in turmoil following the reign of Akhenaten. Diplomatic relations with other kingdoms had been neglected, and Tutankhamun sought to restore them, in particular with the Mitanni. Evidence of his success is suggested by the gifts from various countries found in his tomb.

Cause of death.
There are no surviving records of Tutankhamun's final days. What caused Tutankhamun's death has been the subject of considerable debate. Major studies have been conducted in an effort to establish the cause of death.Although there is some speculation that Tutankhamun was assassinated, the general consensus is that his death was accidental.
He died at 19. Of all the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Tutankhamun is the most famous. This is due to the unprecedented wealth of artefacts found in his tomb, which was "discovered" by British archaeologist Howard Carter, in 1922, some 3000 years after Tutankhamun's death. The quantity of objects astounded archaeologists who had until then not found a tomb still containing treasures. As Tutankhamun began his reign at age 9, a considerable responsibility for his reign must also be assigned to his vizier and eventual successor, Ay. Akhesenamun. Tutankhamun and Akhesenamun. Ay. CT scan taken in 2005 shows that he had badly broken his leg shortly before his death, and that the leg had become infected.
DNA analysis conducted in 2010 showed the presence of malaria in his system. It is believed that these two conditions combined led to his death. The ban on the cult of Amun was lifted and traditional privileges were restored to its priesthood. The capital was moved back to Thebes and the city of Akhetaten abandoned. He commanded to re-build the temper of Amun , changed his name from Tutankhaten into Tutankhamun , and his Wife was also his half sister - Ankhesenepatan - was changed into Ankhesenamun. Despite his efforts for improved relations, battles with Nubians and Asiatics were recorded in his mortuary temple at Thebes. His tomb contained body armour and folding stools appropriate for military campaigns. However, given his youth and physical disabilities, which seemed to require the use of a cane in order to walk, historians speculate that he did not take part personally in these battles
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