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