7 Amazing Secrets About King Tut You May Not Know

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La tombe de TOUTANKHAMON

The Child King

He was only 8 or 9 years old when he began his rule of Egypt, according to historians. Because of his youth, much of the decision-making was made by a pair of senior advisers, likely to have been Ay, the father of Nefertiti, and Horemheb, an army commander.

 

Valley of Kings
Buried Surrounded by Treasures

His golden coffin was buried in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings, surrounded by 5,000 priceless treasures. This area has been a focus of archaeological and Egyptological exploration since the end of the 18th century, and its tombs and burials continue to stimulate research and interest.

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