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Tutankhamun (active c.1350 bc) Egyptian pharaoh of the New Kingdom's 18th dynasty (1550–1307bc). The revolutionary changes introduced by his predecessor, Akhnaten, were reversed during his reign. The capital was re-established at Thebes (Luxor) and worship of Amun reinstated. Tutankhamun's fame is due to the discovery of his tomb by Howard Carter in 1922. The only royal tomb of ancient Egypt not completely stripped by robbers, it contained magnificent treasures.

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