Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom or sometimes the New Empire Period. He has since his discovery been colloquially referred to as King Tut. His original name, Tutankhaten, means “Living Image of Aten”, while Tutankhamun means “Living Image of Amun”
The origin of the hourglass is unclear. Its predecessor the clepsydra, or water clock, may have been invented in ancient India. According to the American Institute of New York, the clepsammia or sand-glass was invented at Alexandria about 150 BC.
An hour glass is sometimes also referred to as a sand glass,a sand timer or even as an egg timer (the earliest egg timers for kitchens were in fact hourglasses).