Here are 11 Interesting King Tut facts.

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1. King Tut had a club foot, feminine hips, an overbite. He had Kohler’s disease. DNA determines that Pharaoh’s parents were undoubtedly brother and sister. – Source

2. One of King Tut’s dagger blades is made of a meteorite from outer space. – Source

3. King Tut’s beard was broken off by museum workers, who glued it back on. The mistake wasn’t discovered until months later. – Source

4. King Tut’s penis was mummified while erect. – Source

5. When King Tut’s chariot arrived in New York back in 2010 it was classified as a vehicle and was stuck in customs for not having a Vehicle Identification Number. – Source

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6. King Tutankhamun’s body is not in a museum but has been returned to his tomb. – Source

7. The “curse of the pharaoh” theory in biology is that parasites and diseases that can lie dormant for longer tend to be more virulent from the theory that some untimely deaths of persons involved in the excavation of King Tut’s tomb could have been caused by a long-dormant pathogen. – Source

8.  A time capsule inspired by King Tut’s tomb was sealed in 1940 and holds civilization’s secrets. It won’t be opened until May 28, 8113. There is also a device that was designed to teach the openers of the crypt how to read English, just in case the language is dead by 8113. – Source

9. The man who discovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb is the same guy that owned the Downton Abbey castle. – Source

10. King Tut began his reign at the age of 9 and died at age 18. – Source

11. In 2003, the Bolton Museum in England purchased a statue of the granddaughter of King Tut for £440,000. In 2006, they discovered it was a forgery. – Source

 

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Last Update: July 30, 2018