Celebrate King Tut Day!

Celebrate King Tut Day!

King Tut Day takes place each year on 4th November.  King Tut Day was created in order to celebrate the anniversary of the day when the tomb of King Tutankhamen was discovered by archaeologists.

King Tutankhamen was crowned as the King of Egypt many thousands of years ago, when he was just nine years old. He ruled for just nine years, dying at the age of just 19.  Commonly referred to as ‘King Tut’, Tutankhamen was also sometimes known as Egypt’s ‘Child King’, for obvious reasons.  His tomb was discovered on 4th November 1922, with the tomb being discovered almost intact in the appropriately named Valley of Kings in Egypt.

King Tutankhamen’s nine-year rule in Egypt lasted from 1333 BC to 1324 BC.  It is still unknown precisely why he died at such at a young age.  It is speculated by some that he may have been murdered, although there are also theories that he may simply have been the unfortunate victim of an innocent accident.

It is unknown who actually created King Tut Day or when it was first celebrated.  In order to go about celebrating King Tut Day, you could simply choose to spend some time on this day reading about King Tut in history books about Ancient Egypt, which will be able to teach you more about the history and culture of this fascinating period of history.

Jon Huser