Here at Nat Geo Kids, we know how much our readers love reading facts about Ancient Egypt. Check out the famous ‘Boy King’, in our five fab Tutankhamun facts..

Tutankhamun facts

The coffin of Tutankhamun

1. King Tut was nicknamed the Boy King because he began his reign when he was only nine years old!

2. Tutankhamun died when he was only 18, and his body was mummified, which is how the ancient Egyptians preserved their dead.

Did you know that we have a FREE downloadable Ancient Egypt primary resource, full of helpful Tutankhamun facts? Great for teachers, homeschoolers and parents alike!

3. His golden coffin was buried in a tomb in the Valley Of The Kings (pictured below), surrounded by 5,000 priceless treasures.

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Valley of the Kings, Egypt
Valley of the Kings, Egypt

4. These treasures included a golden throne, crown and cobra, pottery and big chests like the one pictured here…

This elaborate chest was part of King Tut's treasures
This elaborate chest was part of King Tut’s treasures

5. Along with a golden burial mask, King Tut’s sandals were also found in the tomb. These had paintings of his enemies on the soles – so everywhere the king went, he trampled all over his foes!

Tutankhamun's golden burial mask
Tutankhamun’s golden burial mask

Want to know more about the Ancient Egyptians and their pharaohs? Then check out this cool clip!


Pictures: Getty Images UK

 

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