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Egyptology and Archaeology
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King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle

King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
Possibly the first-known mummified erect penis, and other burial anomalies, were not accidents during embalming, but rather deliberate attempts to make the king appear as Osiris, the god of the underworld, in as literal a way as possible.
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Access Ikram's original article here: https://www.academia.edu/5240597/Some_Thoughts_on_the_Mummification_of_King_Tutankhamun

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 4, 2014 7:56 PM

For some reason, I just thought of Freud... *wink*

Shonda Brock's curator insight, January 5, 2014 2:00 PM

VPP--Very Important Penis

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, January 10, 2014 2:03 PM

it's by either Got or creatures of all kind; the same!!

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Replica tomb set to open in Egypt

Replica tomb set to open in Egypt | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The Egypt Supreme Council of Antiquities commissioned carefully-crafted replicas of the tombs of Seti I, Nefertari and Tutankhamun back in 2009.
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Visitors to choose between original or replica Tutankhamun tomb

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Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
King Tut's chariot crashed and later his mummy burned, says an upcoming TV show.

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Amanda Duvall's curator insight, November 26, 2013 11:19 PM

King Tutankhamun was just a teen when he died. He was well fed and fiercely protected. His death meant the beginning of the end for  ancient Egypt's 18th dynasty. A report from a British team did an x-Ray of Tut in 1968. It reveals a missing breastbone and the ribs line up along the backbone, probably all smashed ans removed by the embalmers. They also revealed extreme damage to the rib cage and and a broken leg in 2005. He clearly suffered some kind of massive trauma. One cause of death at the time from the CT scan was a chariot crash. The King might have been riding during a hunt or a battle. They also think King Tut was in the wrong place at the wrong time  and was hunting then charged by hippopotamus. What death caused this highly protected king to die.

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Egypt issues alert for return of statue of Tutankhamun's sister

Egypt issues alert for return of statue of Tutankhamun's sister | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
The 3,500-year-old limestone figurine of 'A Daughter of the Pharaoh Akhenaten' has not been found since Mallawi City Museum in central Egypt was ransacked and hundreds of precious goods were stolen in August.
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As long as people ignore both law and morality to purchase such artifacts as their personal (or institutional) "prize," this kind of crime will continue around the globe.

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King Tut Death by Chariot? Not So Fast : DNews

King Tut Death by Chariot? Not So Fast : DNews | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
King Tutankhamun's death is a mystery which may never be solved, concludes new research.
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Another look at the evidence from Tutankhamun's remains, which suggests quite a different answer than recently televised. 

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Solved: The mystery of King Tutankhamun's death

Solved: The mystery of King Tutankhamun's death | Egyptology and Archaeology | Scoop.it
It has taken thousands of years, but a combination of 21st-century forensic science and luck has finally revealed what happened to Tutankhamun – the world's most famous pharaoh.

Via Olga Navarro, Shonda Brock
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This documentary will air in the UK soon, but if you're in the States, it has already appeared on PBS some months ago and you can watch the full episode here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/episodes/ultimate-tut-watch-the-full-episode/1049/

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Shonda Brock's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:38 AM

It seems teenagers have been crashing their vehicles for thousands of years.