Amenhotep IV

Amenhotep IV (throne name Nefer-kheperue-re) becomes Akhenaten, the famous “heretic” pharaoh. Akhenaten (1352-1336 BC) was son of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiy. During his reign both the art and religion in Egypt were marked by rapid change. When he initially succeeded the throne he was known as Amenhotep IV, but changed his name to Akhenaten… Continue reading Amenhotep IV

TUTANKHAMUN’S LIFE

TUTANKHAMUN’S LIFETutankhamun lived over 3,300 years ago during the period known as the New Kingdom. For two centuries, Egypt had ruled as a world superpower, while its Royal family lived the opulent lifestyle. The powerful priesthood of the god Amun had controlled vast temples and estates. All that changed during the reign of Amenhotep IV… Continue reading TUTANKHAMUN’S LIFE

TUTANKHAMUN’S NAME

The name “Tutankhamun” is derived from the hieroglyphs which translate as Tut-ankh-amun meaning the “Living Image of Amun.” Today, many people refer to him as Tut. When Tut was born, he was given the name Tutankhaten meaning the “Living Image of the Aten” – the Aten was the single god worshipped during the rule Akhenaten,… Continue reading TUTANKHAMUN’S NAME

Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun (throne name Neb-kheperu-re) the famous “boy king”. Tutankhamun was a ruler of the 18th Dynasty (1336-1327 BC). Ironically until Howard Carter’s discovery of his tomb in 1922, Tutankhamun was one of the most poorly known of the pharaohs, he had a short reign, and his tomb is unlike most other royal tombs – consisting… Continue reading Tutankhamun