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   Detail from Tutankhamen's throne

Detail from Tutankhamen's throne

1336 BC - Tutankhamen restores order
The throne passes to the 9-year-old son of one of Akenhaten's minor wives, Tutankhamen. Blaming his father for the chaos, he restores the old order.

ca. 1336-1327 BC - Tutankhamen dies
Aged 19, Tutankhamen finally rules without teh assistance of court advisor Ay, but soon after he mysteriously dies leaving no heir.

1327 BC - Ay becomes pharaoh

With no blood relative to succeed, Ay is pharaoh.
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