EGYPT’S SUN KING

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Tu­tankhamun was kind of a big deal, but his grand­fa­ther was an even big­ger deal. Known by his sub­jects as “the pharaoh with 1000 wives”, he liked to re­fer to him­self as “the daz­zling sun”, a wealthy and pow­er­ful ruler of the an­cient world who spent cash like Kanye, and built many of the struc­tures that still ex­ist to­day. In­cred­i­ble, his tomb in Luxor’s Val­ley of the Kings re­mained undis­cov­ered un­til 2011, when re­searchers were granted per­mis­sion to look into “an unim­por­tant site”, filled with de­bris.

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