7 Amazing Secrets About King Tut You May Not Know
The Child King
He was only 8 or 9 years old when he began his rule of Egypt, according to historians. Because of his youth, much of the decision-making was made by a pair of senior advisers, likely to have been Ay, the father of Nefertiti, and Horemheb, an army commander.
Buried Surrounded by Treasures
His golden coffin was buried in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings, surrounded by 5,000 priceless treasures. This area has been a focus of archaeological and Egyptological exploration since the end of the 18th century, and its tombs and burials continue to stimulate research and interest.