Born as “Tutankhaten, King Tut is remembered for many reasons. During his reign as Pharaoh he made the difficult decision to publically disagree with his father and to undo many of the changes that Amenhotep IV had made during his rule (including making Amarna the capital city). Tutankhaten would also try to reestablish the friendships with surrounding nations that his father had ignored and to start a large family of his own so that his ideas could continue to guide the country long after he had died.
But the life of Tutankhaten was very complicated. It seems that as a young king he was used by the people around him, specifically some very powerful advisors who took advantage of the fact that he was just a child. They probably convinced the king to do the things that they themselves wanted him to do.
You may know King Tut’s name, but perhaps you've wondered, "What's so great about him?”
This book (part of the “What’s So Great About…”) series, gives kids insight into life, times and career of King Tut.