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When did Tutankhamen die?

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Tutankhamen, commonly known as King Tut, died in Egypt circa 1323 B.C., but the exact date is unknown. In 1922, archaeologists discovered his tomb, which contained his mummified remains and thousands of artifacts.

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When did Tutankhamen die?
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King Tut was born in Egypt circa 1342 B.C. He reigned for eight or nine years as the 12th king of the 18th Egyptian dynasty. He was a minor figure in Egyptian history, but he is one of the most well-known pharaohs today due to the discovery of his tomb by British archaeologist Howard Carter. The artifacts from the tomb have been on display in many cities around the world throughout the years.

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