Of all the ancient Pharaohs of Egypt, one renowned king was Pharaoh Tutankhamun, the boy king of the great ancient empire Egypt. Tutankhaten, which means “The living image of Aten” as he was called by birth was born around 1341 B.C. Pharaoh Akhenaten was his father, a revolutionary Pharaoh who worked more to turn Egyptians to polytheistic religion on paying attention to the worshipping of the sun “Aten”
History has not yet revealed the name of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s mother, but the wife of his father Akhenaten is named to be Queen Nefetiti, even though there are still doubts on this findings.
Tutankhamun, ascended to the throne of Egypt around 1333 B.C of the 18th dynasty of Egypt at his age around nine years old (9 yrs). Indeed he was a child who at that time, had no experience in leadership but, because of his royal lineage to Pharaoh Akhenaten, he was the rightful heir of the throne of Egypt, and at that tender age, boy Tutankhaten became Pharaoh Tutankhamun who Egypt was to bow to.
Pharaoh Tutankhamun had to rely on the advice of the Vizier, the highest ranking official of Egypt who served the Pharaoh in Ancient times. Not, only the Vizier but the Priest, and the Army General in Command as well.
Pharaoh Tutankhamun took his half-sister Ankhesenpaata as a wife and she changed her name to Ankhesenamun. It is said they had two children who died at a very early age. One born prematurely at 5-6 months, and the other at full 9 month. There are no discoveries of evidence of the children yet.
During the reign of Pharaoh Tutankhaamun, he abolished (condemned) his father Akhenaten’s religious revolution, thus making the worshiping of the sun became an integral part of Egyptian religion. He believed his father’s religious revolution, made the gods ignored Egypt. He then changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun. This finding was discovered in a stela found at Karnak. Part of the Karnak read
“The temples and the cities of the gods and the goddesses, starting from Elephantine [as far] the Delta marshes… were fallen into decay and their shrines were fallen into ruin, having become mere mounds overgrown with grass… The gods were ignoring this land….” [From “The City of Akhenaten and Nerfetiti” By Barry Kemp]
Pharaoh Tutankhamun after reverting his father’s religion “Aten”, he replaced the god “Amun” as the supreme over Egypt. When he restored Amun to supremacy, he also moved the capital of Egypt to Thebes, and abandoned the city of Akhetaten. This called for the change of his name from Tutankhaten, to Tutankhamun.
There are no absolute records of the cause of Pharaoh Tutankhamun death. The cause of his death still remains a mystery of debate. Nevertheless, researchers have tried their best to speculate the death of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s death.