Where was Tutankhamun born?
Tutankhamun or King Tut was born in Egypt around the year 1341 BC.
He became a Pharaoh when he was nine years old and was called the 'boy king'. His tomb was discovered in 1922, nearly 3000 years after his death. Tutankhamun was 19 when he died. He was buried in the Valley of the Kings.
When was Tutankhamun's tomb discovered?
The tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered on November 4, 1922, by British archaeologist Howard Carter. Howard Carter was born in Norfolk, England in 1874. When he discovered King Tut's tomb, he found a chamber with four rooms filled with everything he would need in the afterlife.
Ancient Egyptians believed that when a person died they would enter the 'afterlife'. The burial tombs of pharaohs were full of all of their possessions: beds, chariots, artwork, weapons and even food.
The Egyptians allowed the treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb to be shown at museums in many cities. Tutankhamun's mummy still rests in his tomb.