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Surprising Facts About the Boy Pharaoh King Tutankhamun

Facts About King Tut -Often described as the 'Boy King of Egypt', King Tutankhamun ruled the empire for a very short term. It is believed that his reign was too short and uneventful to leave a mark in the history of ancient Egypt. However, with the discovery of his tomb and its fabulous treasures, the Pharaoh's name became famous overnight. The 3000-year-old mummy was the only clue to the life and death of King Tutankhamun

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from National Geographic News

Inspection of King Tut’s Tomb Reveals Hints of Hidden Chambers

LUXOR, Egypt—Nearly a century after the rediscovery of King Tut’s tomb ignited a worldwide craze for Egyptology, new findings could turn out to be almost as stunning.

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King Tut's Tomb - Valley of the Kings, Egypt Zahi Hawass said: He is hastily buried in a small tomb, designed originally for a private person rather than a king. In a backlash against Akhenaten's heresy, his successors manage to delete from history nearly all traces of the Amarna kings, including Tutankhamun. Ironically, this attempt to erase his memory preserved Tutankhamun for all time.

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from Vanity Fair

Photos: Photos: King Tut’s Fans, From Elizabeth Taylor to Andy Warhol

Tutankhamun's Tomb. Photos: King Tut’s Fans, From Elizabeth Taylor to Andy Warhol | Vanity Fair

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King Tutankhamun's Tomb and Treasures - King Tut was the son of Akenhaten and Nerfertiti - an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled ca. 1332 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom.

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