Biography of Tutankhamun| Egyptian Pharaoh.

Egyptian Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (?, h. 1372 - Thebes?, 1354 BC). Tutankhamun was son-in-law of the Pharaoh Akhenaten, who died without leaving male children; for this reason his sons-in-law, Semenkera and Tutankhamun; followed the latter, brother of the former, acceded to the throne to 1360 to. C. In fact, until the death of his father-in-law, Tutankhamun took the name of Tutankaton, in honor of the Sun God Aton, whose cult had driven Akhenaten with almost monotheistic character.
Three years after access to the throne, the new Pharaoh revived the traditional cult and, consequently, the power of the priests of Amon, severely weakened in the previous reign; at the same time, it returned the capital Thebes, leaving the capital created by Akhenaton at Amarna; and to symbolize these changes, it substituted its own name by the Tutankhamun (which means "living image of Amun).

Mask of Tutankhamun
The reign of Tutankhamun had no other meaning to this restoration of the traditional order of the Pharaonic Egypt, under the influence of conservative generals and priests. Tutankhamun died when he was only 18 years old and had six of the reign, probably in a palatial riot.
Tutankhamun owes its fame to its tomb was the only Tomb in the Valley of the kings who arrived without loot until contemporary age; its discovery by Howard Carter in 1922 was an archaeological world event, showing the splendor and richness of the Royal tombs and bringing to light valuable information about the era.
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