King Tut’s “mummified manhood” stolen by tomb raiders

November 14th, 2007 - 3:00 am ICT by admin  
She believes that the robbery took place during the Second World War.

Dr. Ikram discovered these facts when she compared X-rays of King Tut taken in 1926 with those taken in 1968.

“Tutankhamun was mummified with a penis, so it was an object of note. It is tomb robbing with a nasty twist,” the Sun quoted her as saying.

It is believed that the boy-king’s tomb was poorly guarded during the war, and that locals took advantage to steal his crown jewels.

The experts also believe that the robbers might have ground the ancient Pharaoh’s mummified manhood into powder in a bid to make a fertility potion.

According to another theory, British soldiers fighting the Nazis in North Africa might have carried out the robbery.

Contrary to theories that King Tut was murdered, Dr. Ikram has also found that he died in a chariot accident.

The findings have been revealed in ‘Tutankhamun: Secrets of the Boy King’, a documentary which is scheduled to air on Britain’s Channel Five on 30 October. (ANI)

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