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Tutankhamun
Tutankhamen, Tutankhaten, Tutankhamon[1] possibly Nibhurrereya (as referenced in the Amarna letters)
Mask o Tutankhamun's mummy, the popular icon for auncient Egyp at The Egyptian Museum.
Pharaoh of Egypt
Reign ca. 1332–1323 BC, 18t Dynasty
Predecessor Smenkhkare or Neferneferuaten
Successor Ay
Consort(s) Ankhesenamun
Childer Twa stillborn dauchters
Faither Akhenaten[2]
Mither "The Younger Lady"
Born ca. 1341 BC
Died ca. 1323 BC (aged ca. 18)
Burial KV62

Tutankhamun (alternatively spelled wi Tutenkh-, -amen, -amon) wis an Egyptian pharaoh o the 18t dynasty (ruled ca. 1332 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period o Egyptian history kent as the New Kinrick. He is popularly referred tae as Keeng Tut. His oreeginal name, Tutankhaten, means "Livin Image o Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Livin Image o Amun". In hieroglyphs, the name Tutankhamun wis typically written Amen-tut-ankh, acause o a scribal custom that placed a divine name at the beginnin o a phrase tae shaw appropriate reverence.[3] He is possibly an aa the Nibhurrereya o the Amarna letters, an likely the 18t dynasty keeng Rathotis who, accordin tae Manetho, an auncient historian, haed reigned for nine years—a figure that conforms wi Flavius Josephus's version o Manetho's Epitome.[4]

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  1. Clayton, Peter A. (2006). Chronicle of the Pharaohs: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. p. 128. ISBN 0-500-28628-0. 
  2. Frail boy-king Tut died from malaria, broken leg[deid airtin] by Paul Schemm, Associated Press. 16 February 2010.
  3. Zauzich, Karl-Theodor (1992). Hieroglyphs Without Mystery. Austin: University of Texas Press. pp. 30–31. ISBN 978-0-292-79804-5. 
  4. "Manetho's King List".