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Did King Tut have any children?

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King Tutankhamun had two daughters with his wife and half-sister Ankhesenamun. Both daughters were stillborn.

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Tutankhamun ruled Egypt from 361 B.C.E. to 352 B.C.E. He ascended to the throne when he was nine years old and died when he was 18. His reign was instrumental in restoring Egypt's traditional religion after his predecessor Akhenaten decreed that the Egyptian people could only worship the sun god Aten. Given Tutankhamun's youth, historians believe his advisors devised and enacted most of his official policies. Tutankhamun made little impact on history until the discovery of his tomb in 1922. Unlike most of the tombs of the Egyptian Pharaohs, Tutankhamun's tomb was undisturbed and provided archeologists with a wealth of artifacts that expanded their knowledge of ancient Egypt.

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