|Rule:||18th Dynasty: 1334-1325 BC|
|Other spellings||King Tut|
|Predecessor:||Step Mother Nefertiti (Smenkhkara)?|
|Nomen:||Birth name: Tutankhamen: Living Image of Amun|
|Praenomen:||Throne name: Nebkheperure: The lord of manifestations is Ra|
|Consorts:||He married his half sister Ankhesenamun the daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti|
|Reign:||- He was the son of Akhenaten and succeeded to the throne after a brief reign by Nefertiti (Smenkhkara)?
- He was only nine years old when crowned, and obviously took the throne with the help of advisors and chancellors, including his Vizier Ay, and the chief officer of state Horemheb
They controlled affairs, successfully stemming the tide of dissolution that had threatened to engulf the kingdom under Akhenaten, due to his radical religious reforms
Tutankhamen's chancellors ended the monotheism of Aten, and restored the cult of Amun
Thus, the young Pharaoh who was first known as Tutankhaten, changed his name to Tutankhamen
They also abandoned the new capital Akhetaten, and returned to Thebes, which was Amun's cult center
|Burial:||- The undisturbed tomb of Tutankhamen was found in 1922 by Howard Carter and the earl of Carnarvon in the Valley of Kings KV 62.
- Its great wealth of objects which included 5000 pieces of golden jewelry, afforded a new store of knowledge on Egyptian sculpture and life of the 18th Dynasty.
- The coffin was made of solid gold, weighs 110.4 kg and is 188 cm in length. It contained the mummy of the young Pharaoh, covered by the famous golden mask and wearing a golden collar
- His body was elaborately dressed for the afterlife journey, perfumed with spices and surrounded with food and wine
|Successor:||Tutankhamen died young with no sons at the age of 18, his Vizier Ay succeeded him|