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Tutankhamun was a New-Kingdom pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Tutankhamun was the son of Aten, the nephew of Anubis, and the grandson of Bastet and Amenhotep. He is notable for his pure-Gold Aura, and because he was personally trained as a warrior by Scathach. Living to an age of only 18, the general consensus among historians today is that he died from a combination of poor health, malaria, genetic afflictions, and an infected broken leg.

Reign & Legacy

Despite his short reign, Tutankhamun was politically very important. His father, Amenhotep, officially reformed Egypt's religion from a polytheistic system (worshipping many gods) to a monotheistic one (banning all deities except for a single true god; in this case Aten). Understandably the Egyptian people didn't want to change their beliefs based upon the word of their Pharaoh, which destabilized Egypt. When Tutankhamun took over after Amenhotep's death, he declared the Egyptians free to practice both religions.

The main reason Tutankhamun is famous today is because of his burial - his burial chamber, discovered in 1922, is the only major Egyptian tomb to have been discovered with all its contents intact.

Trivia

  • He was given a scarab amulet by Scathach the day before he died, which was taken back after the pharaoh's death.