Zahi Hawass, a famous Egyptologist explains in details the history of King Tutankhamun.
The young pharaoh Tutankhamun died without leaving an immediate heir to the King of the 18th Dynasty, which is cited as the golden age of Egypt’s civilization by historians and archaeologists.
This golden age began with almost unparalleled success as they managed to liberate the land of Egypt from the Asian Hyksos occupiers. It ended with the death of King Tutankhamun, who tried to recover what his father Akhenaten, also known as Akhenaton, missed and regain the glory of his ancestors from Ahmose to his grandfather Amenhotep III.
But it was too late for him to achieve something worthwhile or recover what they lost.
After the death of Tut, Pharaoh Ay, the penultimate pharaoh of ancient Egypt’s 18th Dynasty, took the throne of Egypt’s Kingdom, and later Horemheb, even though they were Tut’s relatives by marriage.
Similarly, neither of them had a son. As a result, Horemheb’s general and vizier, Ramses, was selected to succeed him.
According to the traditions and their history, it was clearly anticipated that the memory of King Tutankhamun would disappear forever with the death of the last person who lived in his era or the last one who bears his name!
Thus, as history has proved, his cartouches, inscribed on temple walls, were eradicated, and his name was also eliminated from the official list of pharaohs.
Contributed by Ahmed Emam