Egyptian mummy thought to be female is actually male

Published on June 24th, 2009 | by Admin


A CT scan of an Egyptian mummy, “Lady Hor”, thought to be female for decades  has revealed she is actually a he.

The mummy, discovered 70 years ago in Thebes, was believed to be a woman because the coffin lacked the beard ornamentation male mummies sport.

The ancient twist on “The Crying Game” came when doctors at North Shore University Hospital ran scans on four mummies and found Lady Hor had a penis and scrotum.

“It’s definitely a man,” said Edward Bleiberg, curator of Egyptian art at the museum. “Physiologically, it’s really clear.

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