- 14th century b.c., a king of Egypt of the 18th dynasty.
Also Tut·ankh·a·mon, Tut·ankh·a·mun, Tut·enkh·a·mon [toot-eng-kah-muh n] /ˌtut ɛŋˈkɑ mən/.
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- king (1361–1352 bc) of the 18th dynasty of Egypt. His tomb near Luxor, discovered in 1922, contained many material objects
Tutankhamen is popularly known as King Tut.
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