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How did Tutankhamun’s name come from?

Tutankhamun (meaning “image of Amon” in Egyptian), was born about 1341 BC. He was the twelfth pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty in the New Kingdom period of ancient Egypt. He reigned from 1333 BC to 1324 BC. He is not the most outstanding pharaoh in the history of ancient Egypt, but he is the most famous Egyptian pharaoh today. He ruled the world at the age of 9 and died violently at the age of 19. The cause of his death was once murdered, so his whole body was shrouded in mystery.

Tutankhaten was originally known as Tutankhaten (Tutankhaten, meaning “the image of Atun” in Egyptian). Since then, due to his beliefs, he changed from worshiping Atun (the Egyptian sun god) to worshiping Amun (ancient Egyptian god). God of Creation, King of Gods) and changed its name.

The reason why Tutankhamun is well-known to modern people is that his tomb was never stolen in three thousand years, and it was not until 1922 by the British Howard Carter (British archaeologist and pioneer of Egyptology) The discovery and excavation of a large number of treasures shocked the Western world. The entrance of his tomb was engraved with a mysterious curse. Coincidentally, several people who entered the tomb died early due to various reasons.

The media at the time was hyped up as the “Pharaoh’s curse”, making Tutankhamun’s name even more popular in the West. It is a household name. After Tutankhamun’s tomb was excavated, his life and cause of death have been the focus of research and debate in the archaeological community, but there is still no conclusion. Today, most of Tutankhamun’s funerary objects are displayed in the Cairo Museum in Egypt.

On August 4, 2019, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities held a ceremony at the Cultural Relics Conservation Center of the Great Egyptian Museum located on the outskirts of Cairo, announcing that the outer wooden gilded coffin of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is being disinfected and will be officially restored.

His original name was “Tutankhamun”, which means the image of “Atun”, but was later changed to Tutankhamun, which means the image of “Amon”. It shows that his belief has changed from worshiping the god Atun to worshiping the god Amon. Tutankhamen ruled the world at the age of 9 and died violently at the age of 19 due to a family genetic disease. Tutankhamun is not the most outstanding pharaoh in the history of ancient Egypt, but the discovery of his tomb represents the pinnacle of Egyptian archaeological work, and he has therefore become one of the most famous pharaohs.

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