Archaeology & History
Was King Tut's tomb intended for a woman ?
By T.K. Randall
May 6, 2016 · 5 comments
Was King Tutankhamun's tomb originally designed for a woman ? Image Credit: Jon Bodsworth
New research has revealed evidence that King Tut's tomb may have been intended for someone else.
The boy king's final resting place has been attracting a great deal of attention lately thanks to the possibility that there may be a hidden room situated behind a concealed door in his burial chamber.
Some experts believe that the door may even hide the long-sought tomb of King Tut's mother - Queen Nefertiti - and now a closer examination of the chamber has revealed abnormalities consistent with the idea that there may be something fundamentally different about it.
One of these discrepancies concerns the fact that the immediate passage upon entering points to the right as oppose to the left as was the case with every other king's tomb from Tut's dynasty.
Turning left was in fact strongly associated with the concept of masculinity and the only other known tomb from that time with a right turn was that of Hatshepsut - a female Pharaoh.
It has also been noted that King Tut's death mask exhibits womanly features - as do the faces on many of the canopic jars in to which his organs were placed upon his death.
So was this tomb actually designed for him or was it originally built with Queen Nefertiti in mind ?
Source: AOL News
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