The Mutilation of King Tut

The boy-king had a rough afterlife

Tut’s funeral mask (Wikimedia Commons)

Tutankhamun, who ruled Upper and Lower Egypt between 1332 and 1323 BCE, is the most famous pharaoh in history. It’s not because he was all that important. He was a child for pretty much his entire reign; he died around age 18.

He was likely selected for the throne because he was young and easy to manipulate — the previous pharaoh…

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