Definitions for "Tutankhamen"
Tutankhamen Originally named Tutankhaten ("living image of the Aten"), King Tut became pharaoh at about age nine and reigned for only about eight years. Yet in that short time, he banished the worship of Aten, the disc of the Sun that brings light to the world, and restored the traditional worship of Amun, the most powerful of all Egyptian gods, and the pantheon of dozens of other gods. Tutankhamen (or Tutankhamun) signified this return to traditional Egyptian religion in the second year of his reign when he and his queen changed the -aten ending of their names to -amun.
Pharaoh of Egypt around 1358 BC; his tomb was discovered almost intact by Howard Carter in 1922