Tuesday, November 4, 2008

King Tut Day

Here I go again...

King Tut Day is always celebrated November 4th and celebrates the discovery of King Tutankhamen's Tomb.

Over 3,ooo years ago, King Tutankhamen became the King of Egypt at the age of 9. He died at the age of 19. He is commonly called "King Tut". The tomb of Egypt's "child king" was discovered on November 4, 1922. The tomb was discovered nearly intact in Egypt's Valley of Kings.

King Tut's rule lasted a short nine years, from 1333 B.C. to 1324 B.C. The cause of his death is uncertain. Murder and an innocent accident are the two main theories.

Celebrate this day by spending a little time reading Egyptian history books. Learn more about King Tut, along with the culture and times of ancient Egypt.

Source: holidayinsights.com

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