In an Ancient Egypt, Pharaohs were the Kings and they used to rule the entire Egypt, collected taxes from the people and they also led the Egyptian army in the fight against the invaders.
Tutankhamun became a pharaoh after the death of his father, Akhenaten. Akhenaten was a controversial ruler. He put out all the gods except the one, Aten.
People were not happy with the change and, after Akhenaten's death, destroyed many of his statues and monuments.
Tutankhamun become the King at the age of 9 or 10. Because he was very young, he had powerful advisers like General Horemheb and Grand Vizier Ay to help him to rule the Egypt.
Tutankhamun has changed many of his father's decisions. People are allowed to worship the old gods and also the ruined temples are repaired. He restored the Egyptian capital to Thebes.
The sudden death of King Tut remains a mystery, despite countless speculation. Was he a victim of malaria? Or rot from a broken leg? Maybe you are driven by a hippo? Whatever the cause of his death, it seems that the king was soon to be buried and forgotten.
After 3,000 years, in 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Royal Valley. The discovery made headlines around the world. What impressed people the most was not Tut's mummy but the burial offerings he was given, described by Carter as "a strange and wonderful man of extraordinary beauty.
The largest and perhaps most iconic treasure was the royal mask, which contained over 20 pounds [20 kg] of gold. Other items buried with him to ensure he remains strong, rich, and nourished in the afterlife include a leopard-skin coat, four game boards, six chariots, 30 wine jars, and 46 bows. Carter spent nearly ten years counting 5,398 grave items.