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Minor spelling error[edit]

"One of the more common chez ball is...", under Parentage, should read "One of the more common hypotheses...", or "A common hypothesis..."


Greg Scott, (dont make fun of me plz)

Debate about Tutankhamun's father[edit]

It's misleading to say that because Mummy KV55 was confirmed to be Tut's father that that means his father is Akhenaten. Many scholars believe KV55 to be much more likely to be Smenkhkare. Depictions of Akhenaten and his family show only daughters, no sons.

In popular culture[edit]


  • We Want Our Mummy (1939), a film in which The Three Stooges explore the tomb of the midget King Rutentuten (pronounced "rootin'-tootin'") and his Queen, Hotsy Totsy.
  • Mummy's Dummies (1948), a film in which The Three Stooges are crooked used-chariot salesmen who ultimately assist a different King Rootentootin (Vernon Dent) with a toothache.
  • La Reine Soleil (2007), an animated film by Philippe Leclerc which features Akhenaten, Tutankhaten (later Tutankhamun), Akhesa (Ankhesenepaten, later Ankhesenamun), Nefertiti, and Horemheb in a complex struggle pitting the priests of Amun against Akhenaten's intolerant monotheism.
  • For Transformers (2007), the Decepticon character Frenzy repeats the name, "Tutankhamun".
  • Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014), Tutankhamun is often seen, also in the trailer and in the end credits, as him is dressed with a present day "I Love New York" t-shirt.


  • The 1981 arcade game Tutankham revolves around King Tutankhamun.
  • The 2003 videogame Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy features a fictional representation of Prince Tutankhamun, who is the victim of an unnamed magical ritual which results in almost instantaneous mummification and extraction of what appears to be his "life force". In the instruction manual, the Mummy is described as young, inexperienced and naive.


  • The novel Tutankhamun (2008) by novelist Nick Drake [not the musician] takes place during the reign of Tutankhamun and gives a possible explanation for his injury and death (and the aftermath) set amid a murder mystery.
  • The novel The Lost Queen of Egypt (1937) by novelist Lucile Morrison is about Ankhsenpaaten / Ankhesenamun, the wife of Tutankhamun. He is a major character, coming in about midway in the story. Here, his name is spelled as 'Tutankhamon.' It's strongly hinted that he was murdered.



  • King Tut, played by Victor Buono, was a villain on the Batman TV series which aired from 1966 to 1968. Mild-mannered Egyptologist William Omaha McElroy, after suffering a concussion, came to believe he was the reincarnation of Tutankhamun. His response to this knowledge was to embark upon a crime spree that required him to fight against the "Caped Crusaders", Batman and Robin.
  • The first episode of the 2005 BBC series Egypt: Rediscovering a Lost World focuses on the life and death of Tutankhamun and the serendipitous discovery of his tomb.
  • The Discovery Kids animated series Tutenstein stars a fictional mummy based on Tutankhamun, named Tutankhensetamun and nicknamed Tutenstein, in his afterlife. He is depicted as a lazy and spoiled 10-year-old mummy boy who must guard a magical artifact called the Scepter of Was from the evil Egyptian god Set.
  • Tut, a dramatized three part miniseries loosely based on the reign of Tutankhamun (portrayed by Avan Jogia), premiered on Spike in July 2015.
  • In the Japanese superhero series Kamen Rider Ghost, Tutankhamun is one of 15 famous historical figures' souls residing in mystical items called Eyecons, which can be used by the Kamen Riders to empower themselves. Soul of Tutankhamun is often used by Kamen Rider Specter to transform into a pharaoh-like form called Tutankhamun Damashii.
  • Tutankhamun is a 2016 ITV miniseries focusing on the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter and his benefactor George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon.