Tutankhamun became king of Egypt in 1332 BC, at the age of nine. He succeeded his father, the heretical King Akhenaten, and brought an end to the Amarna Period of Egyptian history.
At the time of Tutankhamun's ascent to the throne, Egypt was in the grip of his father's experiment with monotheism. Tutankhamun's first capital, Amarna, was the seat of this religious deviation, and it fell to him to move the capital back to Thebes. Tutankhamun appears to have suffered from poor health, and his reign was short. He died with a badly infected fracture to his right knee in 1323 BC, at the age of 19.Learn More
King Tutankhamen, popularly known as "King Tut," died when he was around 19 years old. At the time of his death, he had ruled over Egypt as pharaoh for 10 years.Full Answer >
Ramses was the name of 11 kings of Egypt, though the most famous of the Ramses was Ramses II. This pharaoh reigned during the 19th dynasty from 1279 to 1213 B.C. and died at age 90 or so. It is possible that he was the pharaoh mentioned in the Book of Exodus.Full Answer >
King Tut's importance to Egypt is primarily because of the search for his tomb and the spectacles found within it. He played a very minor role in the history of ancient Egypt, as his rule was short and uneventful.Full Answer >
King Khufu is believed to have been born in 2609 B.C. and to have died in 2584 B.C., according to BBC History. Khufu was the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty in Egypt.Full Answer >