Tutankhamun (alternatively spelled wi Tutenkh-, -amen, -amon) wis an Egyptian pharaoh o the 18t dynasty (ruled ca. 1332 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period o Egyptian history kent as the New Kinrick. He is popularly referred tae as King Tut. His oreeginal name, Tutankhaten, means "Livin Image o Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Livin Image o Amun". In hieroglyphs, the name Tutankhamun wis typically written Amen-tut-ankh, acause o a scribal custom that placed a divine name at the beginnin o a phrase tae shaw appropriate reverence.[3] He is possibly an aa the Nibhurrereya o the Amarna letters, an likely the 18t dynasty king Rathotis who, accordin tae Manetho, an auncient historian, haed reigned for nine years—a figure that conforms wi Flavius Josephus's version o Manetho's Epitome.[4]


  1. Clayton, Peter A. (2006). Chronicle of the Pharaohs: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. p. 128. ISBN 0-500-28628-0.
  2. Frail boy-king Tut died from malaria, broken leg Archived 2014-10-25 at the Wayback Machine by Paul Schemm, Associated Press. 16 February 2010.
  3. Zauzich, Karl-Theodor (1992). Hieroglyphs Without Mystery. Austin: University of Texas Press. pp. 30–31. ISBN 978-0-292-79804-5.
  4. "Manetho's King List".