King Tut died when he was 18 years old. He became king when he was 9 years old, so he only got to be king for nine years.
He was married at the time to his half-sister, Ankhesen, who was 22 when he died.
When examining King Tut’s mummy, Archaeologists found a hole in the back of the pharaoh’s head.
That is when they got the idea that the king did not die naturally. Perhaps he had been stabbed in the back of the head with a knife. Was he murdered?
Some historians believe that he was not killed but became ill when he fell of his chariot. He then died from his injuries later on.
This is the great mystery of King Tut’s death. We may never know the truth of how he died.
Now you can see the King for yourself.
He is coming to Dublin in the RDS on the 17th of February until July 2011. It is open daily from 10 am.
Go to this website to book tickets online.
As some of the original artifacts have been damaged, the exhibits on show are exact replicas.
There is one thousand to see in a reconstruction of the original tomb.
For all those who love Egypt and history this is a must see.
I can’t wait myself.
This was a fantastic video.
Here are the things that I learned:
Reviewed and reported by Caoimhe.
This video had loads of facts. It wasn’t the best thing I have seen about Egypt but it is pretty good.
Some things I learned
King Tut was only 18 years old when he died. He had only been king for nine years. He was 9 when he started being king.
The valley of kings is very popular with visitors to Egypt.
You may know of the sphinx which is very famous for its combination of lion and man.
People believe it was built for a ruler.
Egypt is known for its many artifacts.
In 1922 Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb. It was full of gold things. The mask of King Tut is in a museum in London.
Recently a tomb was discovered a few feet away from the entrance that they now think belonged to his mother Nefertiti.
His father was Ahkenaten.
King Tut had six sisters.
One of them was Ankhesanamum.
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