Dynasty: King Tutankhamoun was one of the famous kings of the 18th dynasty , New Kingdom.
It is said that king Tutankhamoun was the son of Akhenaton, but there is other theories mentioned that this pharaoh was the son of Amenhotp III. While his mother remains a mystery, she is believed by some historians to be Kiya. And he married from his half-sister Ankhensenpaaton, the daughter of Nefertiti and Akhenaten.
Tutankhamoun ascended the throne when he was about eight or nine years old. His birth name was Tutankhaton, which means “Living Image of the Aton”, but after the death of king Akhenaton, Tutankhaton converted his birth name from Aton to Amoun.
This young pharaoh died when he was about eighteen or nineteen years old. He had not left a male heir to the throne, so his official Ay was followed to the throne after him.
It should be mentioned that King Tut’s death was a big mystery for thousands of years, as some scholars mentioned that this king was murdered, while others said that this king died because he fell down and this is according to a hole in his skull.
It was discovered in November 4, 1922 in the Valley of the Kings by Howard Carter.The tomb, which was almost intact, had been discovered and remained hidden from robbers for thousands of years.
Tutankhamoun is the most recognized and probably the most famous pharaoh today. But why is he so famous? This answer can be attributed to the discovery of his tomb and his elaborate treasure.