Who was king tuts parents

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who was king tuts parents

Who Was King Tut? by Roberta Edwards

Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamunís tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tutís treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds.

This Who Was . . . ? is complete with 100 black-and white illustrations and explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tombís discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.
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AKHENATON: The Rebel Pharaoh (ANCIENT EGYPT HISTORY DOCUMENTARY)

Who was Queen Nefertiti? Was she buried inside King Tut's tomb?

Tutankhamun, colloquially known as King Tut, was the 12th pharaoh of the 18th Egyptian dynasty, in power from approximately to B. During his reign, Tutankhamun accomplished little. However, his powerful advisers restored the traditional Egyptian religion, which had been set aside by his father, Akhenaten, who led the "Amarna Revolution. After his death at age 19, King Tut disappeared from history until the discovery of his tomb in Since then, studies of his tomb and remains have revealed much information about his life and times, making Tutankhamun one of the best known ancient Egyptian kings. King Tut was born circa B. He was given the name Tutankhaten, meaning "the living image of Aten.

Key details about the life and death of King Tut, the ancient Egyptian pharaoh, have remained mysterious.
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A genetic investigation by French archaeologist Marc Gabolde is threatening to rewrite the history books on two of ancient Egypt's most iconic figures. For years, antiquities experts have assumed that Akhenaten and his unnamed sister were the parents of the world's most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun. - All rights reserved. King Tut may be seen as the golden boy of ancient Egypt today, but during his reign, Tutankhamun wasn't exactly a strapping sun god.

For all the popularity Tutankhamun enjoys today, key details about the ancient Egyptian pharaoh's life, such as his parentage, have remained somewhat mysterious. While Akhenaten was known to be Tut's dad, the identity of the boy king's mother has remained elusive. But at least one archaeologist believes she was Nefertiti. Recent DNA analyses from the mummies of Tut and his kin revealed that the boy king's parents were siblings. But researcher Marc Gabolde said in a talk at Harvard University last week that he believes King Tut's mom was Akhenaten's cousin Nefertiti, who was Akhenaten's chief wife and the mother of six of his daughters.

All rights reserved. If the new investigations into King Tut's tomb reveal hidden rooms, could those chambers hold the burial of Nefertiti, the long-lost queen who is doubly connected to the teenage pharaoh? If so, they might add one more mummy to his intriguingly interwoven family ties. The treasure-filled burial of King Tutankhamun, known now as KV62, is by far the most famous. But many other royal tombs and mummies from ancient Egypt's 18th and 19th Dynasties have also come to light. Maybe Not". Beginning in , Egyptian scientists conducted genetic tests on 16 royal mummies.

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