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King Tut

King Tut - Tutankhamun
The Ancient Egyptians believed that as long as a pharaoh's name was remembered, the king would live on through eternity. King Tut was a minor King.

He died when he was only nineteen years old. But the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and its fabulous wealth has made King Tut one of the most famous Pharaohs. The discovery of the tomb of King Tut has ensured that Tutankhamun is one Egyptian Pharaoh who will never be forgotten.

King Tut Sitemap - The Ancient Egyptians & Tutankhamun
The Golden Age of the Pharaohs. What was the life like for King Tut, the Pharaohs and Ancient Egyptians? Religion, clothes, food, drink, sports, music, education, language, medicine and and culture of the era. Facts and information about all of these subjects and the history timelines of the pharaohs!

The Life of King Tut
The section covering the Life of King Tut including:

  • When King Tut was born - his original name was Tutankhaten which he changed to Tutankhamun
  • The Biography of King Tut

  • His kingdom, reign and rule of King Tut - his accomplishments and achievements
  • Who were the Hittites?
  • History and Timeline of King Tut - Tutankhamun
  • The death of King Tut - when he died
  • The Family of King Tut including information about his father - The heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten
  • The Wife of King Tut - Ankhesenpaaten (aka Ankhesanamum)
  • The Hieroglyphics relating to King Tut - Tutankhamun

Who Killed King Tut?
The mystery surrounding the death of King Tut. Was he murdered? If so who would have wanted to kill him? What were their possible motives? Or did King Tut just die from more natural causes?

  • Was King Tut murdered?
  • The Suspects - Who killed King Tut?
    • The wife of Tutankhamun, Ankhesenpaaten (aka Ankhesanamum)
    • Horemheb, Military Commander and Chief of King Tut
    • Ay - The grandfather of Tutankhamun and his Prime Minister
    • Tey - The wife of Ay
  • The Motives - what were the possible motives to kill the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, King Tut?
  • The Opportunities - Did the suspects have the opportunities to murder the Pharaoh Tutankhamun?
  • Evidence available to untangle the mystery of 'Who killed King Tut?'
  • Was King Tut murdered?
  • Who succeeded King Tut (Tutankhamun) as the next Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt?

Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
The Ancient Egyptians had strong beliefs and many Gods and Goddesses, who numbered nearly 1000. These Gods and Goddesses were often depicted as part animal and apart human with the body of a human and the head of an animal. Details of Egyptian Mythology, the Creation myth, the Cosmogony and the Ennead.

Egyptian Gods & Goddesses pages
Sun God RaAnubisThoth
CosmogonyCreation MythThe Ennead

This section contains a list and the names of many Egyptian Gods and Goddesses including Aten, Amon, Amen-Ra, Amon-Ra, Anubis, Bast or Bastet, Geb, Hathor, Horus, Isis, Khepera, Khnum, Min, Nephthys, Nut, Osiris, Ptah (Tathenen), Sekhet aka Eye of Ra, Seth aka Set, Shu, Sobek, Tefnut, Thoth. The Ancient Egyptians believed in Divine Kingship. Pharaohs such as King Tut were also believed to be Gods.

Egyptian Mummies
Ancient Egyptian Mummies - a dark, fascinating and mysterious subject. Why did the people of Ancient Egypt create so many  Egyptian Mummies? The mummy of King Tut. What was the gory embalming process of the mummies? Why did the embalmers of the Ancient Egyptian mummies also have the role of priests? The whole subject of Egyptian Mummies, the religion of Ancient Egypt, the Death Rituals and the mummies, the infamous Book of the Dead with its magical spells included in the shroud and bandages of the Mummies are all covered in this section. Mummies and mummification, the jackal headed Anubis and the practise of storing the organs of the Ancient Egyptian mummies, including King Tut, in the Canopic jars. Find out facts and information about the significance of the mummies, scarab beetle, the sarcophagus, the masks used in the religious ceremonies and rituals surrounding the Egyptian Mummies:

  • Burial rituals, the afterlife and the underworld
  • The Book of the Dead - What did the Book of the Dead contain and why was it important to King Tut?
  • Hieroglyphs, Mummies & Mummification
  • Egyptian Book of the Dead - the magic spells
  • Ancient Egyptian Religion and mythology
  • Egyptian Mummification - the rituals and the process
  • Ancient Egyptian Mummies - who was mummified and how were the mummies created
  • The Internal Organs of the Mummies and the use of Canopic Jars
  • Death Rituals - King Tut
  • Egyptian Mummies
  • Egyptian Masks - the jackal headed mask of Annubis
  • Egyptian Afterlife - Paradise regained
  • The terrifying journey into the Underworld
  • Ancient Egyptian Soul - the Ka, Ba and Akh
  • Egyptian Scarab Beetle and King Tut
  • Ancient Egyptian Embalmers
  • Embalming Process
  • Sarcophagus and coffins of King Tut
  • The organs stored in Canopic Jars, such as those found in the tomb of King Tut

Tomb of King Tut
The location of the tomb of King Tut in the Valley of the Kings, the discovery of the tomb, excavation of the tomb of King Tut and its description. The artefacts, the hieroglyphics, the mummy of King Tut - Tutankhamun and the fabulous golden sarcophagus and treasure.

  • The Discovery of the Tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun
  • Location of the Tutankhamun Tomb
  • Excavation of the Tomb of King Tut - opening the grave of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun
  • Description of the King Tut Tomb
  • The Tutankhamun Artefacts - King King Tut Treasures
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphics
  • The Mummy of King Tut
  • The Sarcophagus - coffin of Tutankhamun, King Tut

The Ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife. The customs and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians called for the preservation of the body and extensive provisions for the after-life which were buried with them. The tomb of King Tut reflected these beliefs. The treasures contained in the tomb of King Tut were seen as a continuation of the life of the Pharaoh before his death. The tomb section covers the King Tut Mummy, Tutankhamun Tomb Description, King Tut Sarcophagus, King Tut Mask, King Tut Coffin, Location of the tomb of King Tut, Purpose of King Tut's Tomb, Tutankhamun Tomb Paintings, King Tut Shrines, Content of King Tut's Tomb and the Funeral of Tutankhamun.

Ancient Egyptians
Facts and information about the daily life of the Ancient Egyptians and King Tut. The history, facts and information about the daily life of the Ancient Egyptians which can be used to complete a picture of the times and the life of King Tut.  The life of the Ancient Egyptians which can be related to the life of King Tut

  • Daily Life of  Ancient Egyptians including food, drink, sports, games, entertainment, music and dance
  • Food, Drink, materials, make up, hairstyles, wigs and clothing
  • Ancient Egyptian Jewelry and Fashion
  • Ancient Egyptians - gold, statues and Temples
  • Daily Life of  Ancient Egyptians including King Tut
  • The Ancient Egyptian House, Home and Furniture and the Egyptian Cat
  • Egyptian Masks
  • The Social Structure, Ancient Egyptian Jobs, culture and roles of people such as the Vizier, Egyptian Women, Scribe, Government
  • Education, scribes, papyrus, calendar and inventions
  • The military, weapons, soldiers and the chariot
  • Egyptian Hairstyles and Wigs

Curse of King Tut - Tutankhamun
The myths and legends surrounding the tombs of the Pharaohs and King Tut are legendary and the idea of  the Curse of the Pharaohs is fascinating. The section details the curses that surround the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, the tombs of the Pharaohs and the rumours of the use of poison in their building, the Egyptian Gods and the people who were reputed to be victims of the Curse of King Tut - Tutankhamun.

  • The Curse of King Tut, the Pharaoh Tutankhamun
  • The King Tut Myths and Legends
  • The Tombs of Ancient Egypt
  • The Victims of the Curse of Tutankhamun - King Tut
  • Tomb Curses - Curse of Osiris - King Tut
  • Curse of Tutankhamun
  • The Four Magic Bricks - The Four magic bricks are the key to unravelling the Curse of King Tut
  • The role of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Newspapers, Marie Corelli, Arthur Weigall & the Curse of King Tut

The life story of Howard Carter and his association with Lord Carnarvon leading to the discovery of the ancient tomb of King Tut in the Valley of the Kings. Howard Carter was an Egyptologist backed by the money of Lord Carnarvon. There joint venture led to the discovery of the tomb of King Tut and its fabulous wealth.

  • History, facts and information about Howard Carter
  • Life and Biography of Howard Carter
  • Howard Carter Timeline and Lord Carnarvon Timeline
  • Howard Carter, Lord Carnarvon and King Tut
  • Discovery and Excavation of the Tomb of King Tut
  • The Artefacts and Treasures of Tut discovered by Howard Carter
  • The Death of Lord Carnarvon

Ancient Egypt - the Sphinx, the Pyramids, Statues and Temples
There were many Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs spanning a period of over 3000 years. The names of many have been long forgotten but even after all this time many, such as the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, King Tut, are still remembered today thanks to the great Egyptian monuments they left such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx and their tombs with their stories told in hieroglyphs. Facts and information about Egyptian hieroglyphics and the significance of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. The Ancient Egyptians built two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; the Pyramids of Giza, which is still standing and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. This section covers the history, facts and information about the Egyptian monuments of Ancient Egypt, the home of King Tut, together with specific details about:

  • The Great Sphinx
  • Egyptian Pyramids
  • The Great Pyramid
  • The Temples of Abu Simbel - the two Temples of Ramses II and of Nefertiti
  • Karnak including the Great Temple of Amun
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • Egyptian Statues
  • Egyptian Temples
  • Pyramids of Giza
  • Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphs - The pictorial system of writing in Ancient Egypt using symbols based on humans, gods, animals and implements
  • The Ancient Rosetta Stone -  Written in three scripts consisting of hieroglyphics and two languages, Egyptian and Greek. Its discovery led to the modern understanding of the ancient hieroglyphs of Egypt
  • Egyptian Obelisks
  • Egyptian Cartouche - King Tut
  • Sarcophagus - King Tutu
  • The Egyptian Scarab Beetle
  • The Great Pyramid, The Great Sphinx, The Rosetta Stone, Egyptian Art, Bas Relief and Ancient Egyptian Capitals

Ancient Egypt History
There were so many Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs that their reigns are referred to as dynasties. There are Ancient Egypt Timelines which cover these periods. These dynasties are then separated into four distinct periods with approximate dates:

  • c3500–2686BC - The Old Kingdom and the First Intermediate Period (1st–11th Dynasties)
  • c2686–1786 BC - The Middle Kingdom and the Second Intermediate Period (11th–17th Dynasties)
  • c1786 - 747BC The New Kingdom and the Third Intermediate Period (18th–24th Dynasties) including King Tut
  • c747–30BC The Late Dynastic Period - The Late Dynastic Period (25th–31st Dynasties)
  • Timelines of Ancient Egypt including dates referring to King Tut

This section provides useful details of the Ancient Egypt History and the names of all of the known pharaohs who ruled in the Kingdoms, Periods and Dynasties of Egyptian Ancient World. It includes facts, information and details of an Ancient Egyptian Timeline, Ancient Egyptian Dynasties, Predynastic Egypt, Early Dynastic Egypt, Old Kingdom, First Intermediate Period, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom, Second Intermediate Period, Egyptian Late Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty, Third Intermediate Period, Egyptology and Egyptologists.

Famous Egyptian Pharaohs
The history, facts and information about some of the most famous Kings, Queens & Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, including King Tut, together with a history timeline detailing the dates and Pharaohs who ruled and established the different dynasties of Egypt

  • Pharaohs Timeline
  • Life Biography of Akhenaten - The heretic Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty succeeded by son-in-law, Tutankhamen -  Tut
  • Life Biography of Cleopatra, the Last Pharaoh
  • Life Biography of Queen Hatshepsut - Female Pharaoh of Egypt
  • Life Biography of Seti I - Pharaoh of Nineteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt
  • Life Biography of Ramses II - King Ramses the Second, the Pharaoh of the Exodus (aka Ramsesses )
  • Life Biography of Thutmose III - Pharaoh King Thutmose the Third who enlarged the temple of Amon at Karnak
  • Life Biography of King Tut the Pharaoh Tutankhamun
  • Life Biography of Pharaoh Khufu (aka Cheops) - The 4th Dynasty pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Life Biography of Pharaoh Amenemhet - Founder of the Negro Twelfth Egyptian Dynasty
  • Life Biography of King Menes who founded the first Egyptian dynasty of Pharaohs

Egypt Travel Guide
The Egypt Travel Guide provides information about some of the greatest and most famous places to visit when taking an Egyptian holiday or vacation. Our top ten Egypt travel guide specifies destinations and ancient places of interest to visit on an Egyptian vacation or holiday. Our Egypt travel guide provides facts and information about famous places in Ancient Egypt. A Travel Guide to sites in Lower Egypt including Cairo, Saqqara, Armana and Memphis (North Egypt). A Travel Guide to and ancient sites of Upper Egypt including Luxor, Abydos, Edfu, Aswan, Karnak and Abu Simbel (South Egypt). Egypt, the home  of King Tut.

King Tut Exhibits and Treasures
The King Tut Exhibit or Exhibition provides a roving display of the fabulous treasures which were found in his tomb. The shining gold sarcophagus and the golden death mask of Tutankhamun capture the imagination and indicates the enormous wealth of the Ancient Egyptians. The Tutankhamun London exhibition rooms includes an introductory film and information based on The Tomb, Ancient Egypt before Tutankhamun, Death, Burial and the Afterlife, Egyptian Religious Revolution, Egyptian Traditional Beliefs, Tutankhamun King of Egypt and Daily Life Facts in Tutankhamuns World. Comprehensive facts and information on all of these subjects can be accessed by our sitemap. But fast facts and info may also be found via links which we hope will 'wet your appetite' for Ancient Egyptian History and the Tutankhamun London Exhibition at the O2.

  • Tutankhamun London Exhibition at the O2
  • King Tut Exhibition Info & Facts

Egyptian Tombs
The Valley of the Kings contains 62 Ancient Egyptian tombs where many of the famous Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, including King Tut, were buried. Ravaged by tomb robbers the most famous of all the Egyptian tombs was that of King Tut - Tutankhamun. There is also facts and information about the Egyptian tombs in the Valley of the Queens where the wives and family of the Ancient Pharaohs were buried.

  • Ancient Egyptian Tombs
  • Valley of the Kings - where the Pharaohs, the Egyptian Kings, such as King Tut, were buried in ancient times
  • Valley of the Queens - where wives of Pharaohs, and members of the family of the Pharaoh, were buried in ancient times
  • Treasure Tomb of King Tut - Pharaoh Tutankhamun
  • Tomb Robbers - The men who robbed the tombs of the Pharaohs - despite the threat of the curse

King Tut
Each section of this King Tut website addresses all topics and provides interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of Pharaohs and of Egypt. The Sitemap provides full details of all of the information and facts provided about the fascinating subject of the Pharaoh King Tut - Tutankhamun!

Life of King Tut
Tomb of King Tut
Who Killed King Tut?
Curse of King Tut
King Tut Treasures & Exhibits
Egypt Travel Guide
Egyptian Pharaohs
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptians
Egyptian Tombs
Egyptian Gods
Ancient Egypt History
King Tut Sitemap
Egyptian Mummies

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