King Tut Research Paper

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Penisten 1 Sage Penisten Mr.Spencer Period 6 5 December 2014 The ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, also known as King Tut, was one of the most famous and young pharaohs to ever rule over Egypt. Tutankhamun was the 12th Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, which is also known as the New Kingdom. His tomb was discovered in the Valley of Kings in the year 1922. From looking inside of his tomb researchers have gathered lots of information about his life. King Tutankhamun was born in the city of Circa in 1341 B.C.E. He ruled over Egypt for about 10 years, from 1332 B.C.E to 1322 B.C.E. At the early age of nine he started ruling over the Egyptian kingdom. Since the boy king was so young he was not very experienced on how to rule over an entire empire, so he took much advice from the high priests. In the same year that he took power to the empire he got married to a woman named Ankhesenamun his half sister and the daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti.…show more content…
Before he had even knew about or discovered the tomb of KIng Tut he had been working in Egypt for 31 years. When he was 17 years old in the year 1891 he began his career, archeology, in Egypt. By 1907 Carter had gone to work for a man named Lord Carnarvon. In 1917 Howard and Carnarvon started to excavate, look and discover new things in the Valley of Kings, which is located in Luxor the Eastern area of Egypt. Howard Carter discovered relics such as golden foils, faience cup, and many more items. What all of these items had in common is that they had the name Tutankhamun written on them. These items had led Howard to an area where he might uncover the tomb. Carter had been searching for five years, since 1917 and did not find anything, Carnarvon agreed to give him one more season to look. On the day November 1, 1922 the first step to the tomb had been discovered. Over the next 4 days all of the steps leading down to his tomb were

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