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King Tut [ Tutankhamun ]

posted 10 May 2011, 14:41 by Manal Raafat


was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c.1333 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun". In hieroglyphs the name Tutankhamun was typically written Amen-tut-ankh, because of a scribal custom that placed a divine name at the beginning of a phrase to show appropriate reverence. He is possibly also the Nibhurrereya of the Amarna letters. He was likely the 18th dynasty king 'Rathotis' who, according to Manetho, an ancient historian, had reigned for nine years — a figure which conforms with Flavius Josephus's version of Manetho's Epitome.

 The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter of Tutankhamun's nearly intact tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun's burial mask remains the popular symbol. Exhibits of artifacts from his tomb have toured the world. In February 2010, the results of DNA tests confirmed that Tutankhamun was the son of Akhenaten  and his sister/wife , whose name is unknown but whose remains are positively identified as "The Younger Lady" mummy found .

 His Life

 Tutankhamun was born in 1341 BC, the son of Akhenaten (formerly Amenhotep IV) and one of his sisters. As a prince he was known as Tutankhaten. He ascended to the throne in 1333 BC, at the age of nine, taking the reign name of Tutankhamun. His wet-nurse was a certain woman called Maia, known from her tomb at Saqqara.

When he became king, he married his half sister, Ankhesenepatan, who later changed her name to Ankhesenamun. They had two daughters, both stillborn.

 His Health and Appearance

 Tutankhamun was slight of build, and was roughly 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) tall. He had large front incisors and the overbite characteristic of the Thutmosid royal line to which he belonged. He also had a pronounced dolichocephalic (elongated) skull, although it was within normal bounds and highly unlikely to have been pathological. Given the fact that many of the royal depictions of Akhenaten often featured such an elongated head, it is likely an exaggeration of a family trait, rather than a distinct abnormality. The research also showed that the Tutankhamun had "a slightly cleft palate and possibly a mild case of scoliosis.

The Cause of death

There are no surviving records of Tutankhamun's final days. What caused Tutankhamun's death has been the subject of considerable debate. Major studies have been conducted in an effort to establish the cause of death.

Although there is some speculation that Tutankhamun was assassinated, the general consensus is that his death was accidental. CT scan taken in 2005 shows that he had badly broken his leg shortly before his death, and that the leg had become infected. DNA analysis conducted in 2010 showed the presence of malaria in his system. It is believed that these two conditions combined led to his death.


Tutankhamun was buried in a tomb that was small relative to his status. His death may have occurred unexpectedly, before the completion of a grander royal tomb, so that his mummy was buried in a tomb intended for someone else. This would preserve the observance of the customary seventy days between death and burial.

King Tutankhamun still rests in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. November 4, 2007, 85 years to the day after Carter's discovery, the 19-year-old pharaoh went on display in his underground tomb at Luxor, when the linen-wrapped mummy was removed from its golden sarcophagus to a climate-controlled glass box. The case was designed to prevent the heightened rate of decomposition caused by the humidity and warmth from tourists visiting the tomb.


I am so fond of my great king so I design that frames for his picture .

That is the original picture of the golden funerary mask of King Tutankhamun .I found it was very simple for the great young ancient Egyptian king , so I wanted to add a simple and valuable frame to add depth for the photo of the young king.I applied some frames to the picture of king Tut I liked to show you different look. That is one use of photoshop .


If you like the idea you can go for read more down to know how to make .


Start your design . 

  1. Open new photoshop document with dimensions of 200 w x 240 h and choose the color of background (put to black before you start) .
  2.   To add the photo of king Tut  click the file menu go to place and choose the picture you want to place. Put the picture in the middle of the document( you can use the arrow keys in the keyboard ).
  3. To add the frame select the custom shape tool , then choose the shape of frame you like and the style . Draw with your mouth the frame around the document .
  4. Save your work. 

Notice .

  •  I made the dimensions of the document greater than that of the picture that I wanted to add the frame to it.  
  • To open the designed picture outside photoshop you should save it as JPEG , go to file menu choose save as and choose from the format JPEG (JPG ).

Here are some illustrators to help you .