Pharaoh Tutankhamun was probably the son of the heretic pharaoh Amenhotep IV (better known in the history as Akhenaton, founder of one of the first monotheistic religions in human history).
Tutankhamun ascended the throne when he was only nine in 1333 BC and died during the ninth year of his reign in 1224 B.C. Most probably he has been assassinated for unknown reasons.
His tomb KV 62 was discovered in 1922 by the famous British Egyptologist Howard Carter. Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb was sensational at that time because, it is the most complete and intact Egyptian tomb ever found. The treasures that were found in the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun amazed the whole world for years. You can notice this upon the faces of the tourists in the Egyptian museum when they see the go...Read More