A Day in the Life of the Boy King Tutankhamun (Video)
Discovering the daily life of King Tutankhamun, the 11th pharaoh of the 18th Egyptian dynasty, offers a fascinating glimpse into ancient Egypt's rich history and culture. Despite ascending to the throne at just 9 years old, King Tut received a comprehensive education, learning to read and write in both hieroglyphics and cursive script. He often spent his mornings in class with his private tutors, studying mathematics, astronomy, and religious doctrine.
As a king, he had a demanding schedule, with duties including overseeing government affairs, conducting religious ceremonies, and receiving foreign dignitaries. King Tut dressed lavishly, wearing a variety of elaborate outfits made of fine linen, adorned with precious jewels and gold. Despite his opulent lifestyle, King Tut was known to be a devoted family man, spending time with his wife and two daughters. By taking a look at his daily life through the discoveries of Howard Carter in 1922 we can see the boy king lived a short but very busy life.
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Top image: Boy king Tutankhamun. Source: Mikolaj Niemczewski / Adobe Stock.