King Tut Accomplishments

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Ancient Egypt was ruled by a person called a Pharaoh. These Pharaohs were like kings and emperors. The Pharaoh in ancient Egypt was the political and religious leader of the people. They were about 170 pharaohs and they ruled from 3150BCE to about 31BCE. Out of 170 pharaohs, they were a few of them who stand out because of their accomplishment. A few pharaohs who stand out are Ramses II, Khufu, Hatshepsut, Akhenaten, and Senusret I. While these pharaohs were alive they contributed to their people by building pyramids, temples, sculptures, and creating literature. King Tutankhamun stands above the pack and is considered today by the majority of people as being the most famous and most well recognized Egyptian Pharaoh. King Tutankhamun better known as King Tut was the 11th Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. King Tut was born in 1341 B.C.E. and was given the name Tutankhamun which means “living image of Aten” (Biography.com) by his parents.Tut father was Akhenaten but it’s unclear who exactly is his mother is, some believe that its Akhenaten sister or one of his cousins (Gannon, Megan). He ruled as pharaoh of Egypt for 10 years until the age of 19 when he …show more content…

Due to his young age and early death he only got a chance to accomplish two noticeable thinks. The first of his accomplishments was the restoration of polytheism. When his father Akhenaten was Pharaoh he changed the Egyptian from polytheism to monotheism (Biography.com). Akhenaten also changed the capital from Thebes to Armana. These changes caused the society to go into chaos(Biography.com). During his time as pharaoh, King Tut restored the old gods, lifted the ban on the temples, restored the priesthood, and returned the capital to Thebes. King Tut second accomplishment was his effort to restore diplomatic relations with Egypt’s neighbors who had been overlooked during the previous reign (Zagata,

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