Ask Mr. Donn
Who was King Tut and why is he important?
King Tut is short for King Tutankhamen. King Tut was only Pharaoh for about 9 years. Yet he is probably one of the most famous pharaohs of all. He was a teenager when he died. His people did not have time in nine years to built a huge tomb for him. They had to quickly finish a tiny tomb. Because his tomb was so small, archaeologists and grave robbers did not discover it until thousands of years later. It was not until 1922 that Howard Carter entered Tut's tomb and found a tomb full of treasures. King Tut