The most famous Pharaoh in the modern world

The most famous Pharaoh in the modern world

Tutenkhamun is the most famous and instantly recognisable Pharaoh in the modern world. His golden sarcophagus is a symbol which is almost synonymous with Egypt.

Tutenkhamun was thought to be a minor ruler, whose reign had very little consequence. However, further evidence suggests that he was an important pharaoh who returned order to a land left in chaos by his father's political-religious reforms and who would have made more positive contributions to the history of Egypt history if he hadn't died so young.

In the third year of his reign, Tutenkhamun reversed several of the changes made by his father, during his reign. He ended the worship of the god Aten and restored the god Amun to his former glory. He also moved the capital city to ancient Thebes. The ban that his father placed on the cult of Amun was lifted and traditional privileges were restored.

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