Tutankhamun, successor of Smenkhkare, is probably the son of Akhenaten. At the age of 10, he ascended to the throne by marrying Ankhesenpaaten, daughter and widow of Akhenaten.
He ruled in Amarna, the ancient Akhetaten, for three years. Then he moved the capital of Egypt back to Thebes under the persistent pressure of the priests of Amun. He died at the age of 19 and was buried in the Valley of the Kings. His tomb, discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter, is the only royal burial found nearly intact.