Lived in the past and rediscovered to become one of the most talked-about things in the century, how would it feel? Have you ever thought about that? Well, even if you have, there is a fair chance that you will likely never know the feeling. Why so harsh all of a sudden? Well, that is because of one simple thing. You have to be pretty much not alive for centuries and later found in a lavish tomb, buried somewhere under the earth. We have exactly the kind of person here. His name is King Tut.
Now, you may already have a broader idea about who Tut here is. As you already know, Tut here is the founder of the famous dance move called King Tut dance moves. You may think that this is absolutely absurd, and there is no way this is a fact as well. We know, trying to sound funny is not our genre, and we’ll also try to keep out of it as well. Now, let us tell you about who Tut here really is because we don’t like it when you keep waiting.
Tut is an ancient figure who was born in 1342 B.C., which means that the figure we are talking about here was born 1942 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. This also means that Tut is a relic of sorts, and you even may be thinking that there isn’t exactly much here to talk about Tut. Well, if you think so, you can’t be any more wrong. Tut or also formerly known as King Tutankhamun, was discovered in a tomb in the 1900s. Since then, there are quite some revelations going on around as well.
King Tut Early Life
The Egypt royal, deceased, and recently discovered King Tut, once the ruler of ancient Egypt, was born in 1342 B.C. in Egypt, Ancient Egypt. At the age of his death, Tut was only 19 years old. The age during which King started to reign is more amazing because he began the throne before he was a teenager.
While we leave the reign matter for later to discuss, let’s first talk about his family. Tut was born as Tutankhaten to father Akhenaten. While his father reigned as a ruler over ancient Egypt, any whereabouts about his mother at the moment remains a mystery. Ancient Egyptians did not have the culture to put their significant other on the same pedestal.
Now, talking about more Tut’s family, he is someone who does not hold much information about his early life other than his time reigning. Another fact about his family that remains as a sure shot fact is that Tut was the grandson of Pharoh Amenhotep II, who also once ruled the ancient kingdom of Egypt.
According to beliefs, Tut did not have any siblings whatsoever. Even if Tut had siblings, their names at the moment remain unknown to everyone. Tut’s father named him Tutankhaten as a child because the name meant and described as the living image of Aten. It is because Akhenaten favored one particular reason.
During the times when Akhenaten reigned over Ancient Egypt, he managed all the citizens to follow and worship one single god. The name of the god was Aten, the god of the sun. Following his submission to the religion, Akhenaten named his son after the god he followed and worshiped.
King Tut Education
People born in the ancient days did not do well with establishing education systems whatsoever. Even the ones who are a couple of centuries-old, only the ones who devoted their lives to become scholars and philosophers, were the ones who received education as well. Regarding this thing, one thing is sure.
Tut did not receive any formal education from the very beginning. Back in the days, the royal families were all about employing advisors who would be learned people as well. With assists from that kind of person, the royal people in power did not have to study on their own.
However, despite not having any formal education, Tut did receive knowledge about running a country and looking after citizens as well. But this kind of knowledge and information are also the ones that Tut received from his employees or servants kept at the palace as well.
Now that we’ve discussed all this, it’s safe to say that Tut here is someone who did not receive any formal education, as well. Because of the fact that there were no institutions available as school or any other institution that was equivalent to this idea as well.
During the year in which Tut took power and started reigning over ancient Egypt, he also started looking for a wife who would suit him fit. As back in the days, royalties sought for royal blood to tie relationship with, they were also left with very limited choices. The same happened in the case of Tut here.
After looking for some time, Tut decided it fit to marry his own half-sister. Tut’s half-sister was the daughter of Akhenaten and his other wife, Queen Nefertiti. The year Tut took on the ruling position for ancient Egypt, the same year, he married his half-sister as well. This was not an out of order thing for royalties back in the days.
Even after marrying and staying that way for a couple of years, Tut and his half-sister turned wife did not have any children. This came as a threat to the reign lineage as well. At the age of 19, Tut passed away. While the exact reason for Tut’s death remains absent, researchers believe that his death was caused by an infection, presumably on his leg.
After his death, Tut’s wife started looking for another suitor because a man only stood able to reign the throne. Because of that, his wife started looking for other men, but they were reportedly killed on their way to the ancient kingdom of Egypt by people who did not want a king.
As a result, the man who guided Tut while ruling, Ay stood up and started the reigning himself. A short time later, Tut’s half-sister and wife married Ay. As of now, no further information remains available about Tut and his legacy. After his death, he was buried under the earth. While other pharohs were buried in magnificent tombs, Tut’s was not that magnificent. He is owing to the fact that the burial had to be done quickly as well.
King Tut Reign
Before talking about their reign of Tut here, we must remain familiar with what was going on in ancient Egypt before Tut took over the throne. As mentioned earlier, Tut’s grandfather pharoh Amenhotep II ruled the ancient kingdom of Egypt many many centuries ago and that the lineage took place.
After Amenhotep II, there came his son, Akhenaten, the man who gave birth to Tut. Akhenaten, during his reign, changed a lot of things that his father built during his reign. Over the years, Akhenaten managed people to follow and worship one single god, the god in which Akhenaten believed.
Akhenaten made people follow Aten, the sun god and placed Aten above other gods as well. During his reign, Akhenaten made did not focus much on the development of his country but rather only focused on making the citizens follow the religion that he directed as fit for everyone.
However, the autocratic reign did not stay forever, and later, Akhenaten had to abdicate the throne. Sometime later, Akhenaten also died after which Tut came into the play and took over the throne. As a child of a mere nine years old, Tut required assistance and guidance from people older than him.
With a man named Ay, a man tasked to look after Tut and also control the reign helped Tut rule ancient Egypt. During his ruling, Tut made sure to reverse all the terrible things that his father did. Tut focused more on creating a better relationship with a neighbor of Egypt and also reversed the rule of only worshiping one god.
Egyptians are known for their lavish lifestyle, and the royalties certainly knew how to enjoy all the powers that they had over the country. As a ruler of ancient Egypt, Tut was also the owner of a large number of gold and jewelries that the country possessed. Apart from that, Tut also looked after foreign trade.
But unfortunately, a practical figure regarding the number of his possessions remains absent at the moment. But we can be sure that with all the inflation going on around, Tut would have a net worth that recorded in millions if we are not wrong to assume. A man with the whole country at his will, what do you expect.
All the gold and valuable jewels that Tut possessed back then, they must have cost a fortune as well.
|Date of birth||1942 B.C.|
|Birthplace||Egypt, Ancient Egypt|