The 9 Year Old Pharaoh known as Tutankhamun or Tut

Tutankhamun or King Tut (as many call him) was born in Egypt and ruled as Pharaoh (King) from around 1332 to 1323 BC or about  3360 years ago.

When Tut was nearly 9 years of age he became a Pharaoh.  He had a teacher so that he would be well educated

A Young Ruler

It is recorded that the young Pharaoh was often immature and had a temper.

It was necessary for powerful men to advise him and help him to grow up to be calm and wise.

Making Changes
When Tutankhamun was 13 years of age, he and his advisors made huge changes in Egypt. When Tut became Pharaoh, Egyptians worshipped a god named ATEN.  Now as Pharaoh, Tut ordered that the new god AMUN replace ATEN. He also stated that he was the new god Amun and as a god he ordered everyone to worship him.

Death of Tut:

Tut’s gold coffin

Pharaoh Tutankhamun died at the age of 18 years.  How he died is uncertain.  In the  year 1922 an English man named Edward Carter found his tomb with the magnificent death mask.  A death mask is done by placing a mould on the dead person’s face.  This image is then painted or in Tut’s case made of gold.

Death mask of Tutankhamun