Who Stole King Tut’s Genitals?

king-tutA mystery that may never be solved … The genitals on the mummy of Egyptian king Tutankhamen were declared missing in 1968 but were later found buried in the sand. However, scientists now suggest that the genitals were “swapped” and the real thing is missing. No one has any idea where King Tut’s private parts are hidden, or in whose possession, or why … Perhaps they are haunting someone. From TIME:

After some digging, Marchant was able to confirm that the king’s genitalia was attached to the mummy during its first unwrapping in 1922, meaning the postmortem castration likely occurred in modern times. Interestingly, Tut’s penis was declared missing in 1968 until a CT scan discovered it hidden in the sand that surrounded the mummy. (Penises, Brains and Skulls: The Most Amazing Stolen Body Parts)

This evidence has lead some to believe that Tut’s penis was swapped sometime after his body was embalmed, suggesting a conspiracy existed to save him from embarrassment of the locker room variety, even in the afterlife.

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  • justagirl

    looks like they just fixed it right on his chin… (egyptian humor).

  • Namelesswon

    pre-op transexuals

  • Tuna Ghost

    I love that I live in a world where that headline is actually a reasonable view of the reality of the situation

  • http://www.thecarnivalnoir.com Haystack

    Alright, it was me. Are you happy?

  • oman28

    The Chinese did it
    (as in Hu stole King Tuts genitals)

  • Dachervid

    It was Indiana Jones in the quest for Tuts family Jewels

  • jean brun

    Who gots Tut’s nuts?

  • jean brun

    Who gots Tut's nuts?