Ten fun facts about Tutankhamun
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He is popularly referred to as King Tut.
As a prince he was known as Tutankhaten.
He ascended to the throne in 1333 BC, at the age of nine or ten.
The Discovery Kids series Tutenstein features a fictional mummy based on Tutankhamun, named Tutankhensetamun and nicknamed Tutenstein in his afterlife.Fact 5
The 1981 arcade game Tutankham revolves around King Tutankhamun.Fact 6
The video game Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy features a fictional representation of Prince Tutankhamun.Fact 7
Tutankhamun was the son of Akhenaten (formerly Amenhotep IV) and one of Akhenaten's sisters, or perhaps one of his cousins.Fact 8
When he became king, he married his half-sister, Ankhesenpaaten, who later changed her name to Ankhesenamun.Fact 9
Tutankhamun was one of the few kings worshiped in this manner during his lifetime.Fact 10
Tutankhamun is the world's best known pharaoh. Go to more history facts ❯
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