Ten fun facts about Tutankhamun


Fact 1
He is popularly referred to as King Tut.

Fact 2
As a prince he was known as Tutankhaten.

Fact 3
He ascended to the throne in 1333 BC, at the age of nine or ten.


Fact 4
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.


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was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom.



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