"Tut" reveals, for the first time on television, the story of the Egyptian Pharaoh, one of the most renowned leaders in human history. This ambitious special-event series tells the story of Tut's rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests. "Tut" opens up a fascinating window into a world filled with heart-breaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and even murder - proving his world was not far removed from our own - and that his reign as the youngest Egyptian king played out as a real-life drama for the ages.
Boy. Rebel. King.
Did You Know?
In the first part, Akhenaton is speaking to a young Tut, at that time known as Tutankhaten. This is listed as happening in Thebes, but Akhenaton's capitol was Tel-el-Amarna. Then Akhenaton referred to Tut's bride to be as Ankhesanamun, but at this point, she would have been known as Ankhesenpaaten. She and Tut had their names changed after Akhenaton's death when they discontinued Akhenaton's "new religion" and returned to the worship of the old God's including Amun-Re. See more
Ankhesenamun was Tutankhamun's half-sister, not full sister. (And would have been unrelated if Tutankhamun was not in fact the son of Akhenaten, as the drama has it.) And after Tutankhamun's death, she tried unsuccessfully to marry a Hittite prince rather than accept Ay. See more