Tutenchamun

3233 T-2. Discovered 1973 Sept. 30 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named after the 18th dynasty pharaoh Tut-ench-Amunor Tutanchamun, 1355-1337 B.C., son-in-law and probably also son of Echnaton {see planet (4415)} and Nofretete (also named Nefertiti, see planets (1068) and (3199), respectively). He died unexpectedly, probably violently, at about 18 years of age. His fabulously decorated tomb was undisturbed when discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter. (M 20161)

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