anatomy

Did Somebody Rob King Tut’s Tomb to Hide His Micro-Penis?

King Tut, the 19-year-old mummified Egyptian ruler, has neither clothes nor penis.

Though his organ was there in 1922 when his mummy was first unwrapped, it’s since gone missing. And it has The New Scientist journalist Jo Marchant, who was researching the cause of the king’s death (previously said to be a bone disorder, but this year claimed to be sickle-cell anemia), proposing another theory: Antley-Bixler syndrome, which creates interesting physical quarks like elongated skulls and, yes, mal- or under-formed genitalia. Naturally Egypt doesn’t look kindly on such claims of emasculation; chief archaeologist Zahi Hawass says Tut was hung. [Time]

Get Queerty Daily

Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of #anatomy #biology #egypt stories and more

5 Comments

  • Revemupman

    Yeah, Tut was hung…. lmao

  • ron

    Who gives a shit. This article was just an excuse to use the word “penis”. It’s like being in grade school all over again…..

  • Lanjier

    Hung mummies! Then are all bandaged up, too. Totally hot.

  • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

    @Lanjier: You seem really wrapped up in that fantasy…………… :-p

  • the crustybastard

    Not sickle-cell — MALARIA.

    Well, that and complications arising from an infection caused by a broken leg.

Comments are closed.