dimanche 6 décembre 2015

The Narrative Behind The King Tut Book

By Marci Nielsen

Egyptian history goes so deep that there is an entire subject on it called Egyptology. One of the ancient Pharaohs whose story played a leading role in the making of Egypts philosophical history is Tutankhamun. Born in 1341 B. C. E, the young boy was the 12th Pharaoh in the 18th Egyptian dynasty. While he may not have ruled for decades, his short regime was a legend. The young man commonly referred to as the king boy ruled fiercely bud died young having restored the traditional religious order in Egypt. The King Tut book gives an in-depth insight on the life of your legendary boy.

During the reign of Tut, the old ways of doing things was restored. One of the most significant was the traditional Egyptian religion which his father Amenhotep IV had laid behind. Tutankhamuns father was a powerful Pharaoh and restoring something he had attempted to diminish certainly got Tut ahead on history books.

After the young ruler died, there was little left behind about him in terms of how he ruled, what he accomplished and how he lived. The discovery of his grave in 1922 led to numerous revelations that got the hard questions answered. Currently, there is rich data that explains the rule and also the life of the young Pharaoh.

When Tut was born, he was named Tutankhaten. The name meant the living image of Aten. At the time Egypt was in both political and social turmoil and Akhenaten, Tuts father advocated for the worship of one god Aten also known as the Sun disk. His aim may have been to deprive priests of power brought about by temple-based economy and instead shift the power to the local government officers and military commanders.

Tutankhatens begun his rule at the age of 9. At the time Egypt had become a hive of corruption because of all the chaos and power brought about by attempted religious transition. Akhenatens was obsessed with his mission of turning the people from polytheism to monotheism. Even though he may have won in this, his obsession made him overlook matters of domestic and foreign affairs.

At the age of 9 Tut married his half-sister Ankhesenamun. Together, the young couple bore two daughters, both of whom were stillborn. At the time, it was believed that this was a sign that the Pharaoh was cursed. The revelations made today tend to differ in this subject.

Tutankhamun took over power when young. This called for the assistance of the Vizier who helped the young boy to control power. At the time the Vizier was a man named Ay, together with Tut, they restored polytheism and Tutankhatens name was changed into Tutankhamun meaning the living image of Amun.

Tutankhamuns way of diplomacy succeeded even though many battles against the Asiatics and the Nubians were fought. Tut died at 19 and was buried as royalty in the Valley of Kings. In accordance with the traditions of his country, his body was mummified and laid to rest after seven days in a sealed tomb.

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