King Nebkheperura Tutankhamun remains the most famous of all the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, but in fact he was a short lived and fairly insignificant ruler during a transitional period in history. Little was known of him prior to Howard Carters methodical detective work, but the discovery of his tomb and the amazing contents it held ultimately ensured this boy king of the Immortality he sought.
The amazing interest sparked by the discovery and the publicity which has surrounded it ever since has helped to take an interest in Egypt's history to a much wider audience. Virtually overnight what had been the private passion of a few intrepid explorers became a public fascination with the past.
A little about the life of the child-king
The amazing wealth which Tut carried to the grave
Some everyday objects from the tomb
The story of Tutankhamun's life still contains several gaps. We do not know the part he played in the move from Akhetaten, the circumstances surrounding his death, or even the family relationships of the 18th Dynasty Pharaohs. Further investigations by scientists, researchers and archaeologists will hopefully some day reveal the answers to these questions.