Was Tutankhamun’s penis stolen because he was not well-endowed?

Published on July 2nd, 2010 | by Admin


Scientists are speculating that King Tut’s penis was stolen because they were under-developed.

…new evidence suggests that Tut may have had a genetic mutation that causes weird physical effects like elongated skulls and under developed genitals.

While Egypt’s chief archaeologist Zahi Hawass says Tut was well developed, even he cannot ignore the fact that the king’s member is no longer attached to the mummy.

The mummy was intact at its first unwrapping in 1922. The penis was said to be missing in 1968 but a CT scan later showed that it was hidden by sand surrounding the mummy, reports The New York Daily News.

Some scientists believe the penis may have been swiped at some point after the body was embalmed, raising the possibility that it could have been a conspiracy to spare Tut, in the afterlife, the “locker room” variety of embarrassment.

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