Friday, February 19, 2010

King Tut

King Tut was 1341 BC at Egypt. He was best known as ancient Egyptian ruler and famous 20th century mummy. King Tut's real name is Tutankhaten. Tutankhaten means Living Image of Aten.

King Tut was the 18th dynasty king Rathotis. At the age of 19 king Tut died about 1324BC. At the age of 9, he took the thrown because of his father died.

In 1922, Howard Carter found King Tut's. When Howard Carter found king Tut's body. Carter just assumed that King Tut died for a weird reason. King Tut is important because he is the oldest genetic proof of how the boy king really died. (It was malaria, a disease that still exists today.)

If you want to see King Tut and his treasure go to the De Young Musuem in Golden Gate Park.

By Brandon

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