King Tut's tomb may have been intended for a woman

King Tut's Tomb May Have Been Intended For A Woman
King Tut's Tomb May Have Been Intended For A Woman

Was King Tutankhamun's burial chamber initially intended for a female occupant?

That is the argument of some experts who point out the more feminine elements of his tomb in a Smithsonian video.

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According to Egyptologist Chris Naunton, one telling feature is the right turn that must be made after entering.

As the narrator points out, "The entrance to every king's tomb from Tut's dynasty involves an immediate turn to the left. The only other right hand turn is in the tomb of Hatshepsut, a female pharaoh."

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Dr. Yasmin El Shazley with the Egyptian Museum in Cairo notes the feminine-looking faces on the canopic jars, where the deceased's organs were placed, reports the Daily Mail.

King Tut's death mask also seems to have womanly features, and it has the abnormal quality of being welded from two separate pieces.

Further, the earlobes are perforated, which was unusual in sculptures of men from that time.

Well-known archaeologist Nicholas Reeves agrees with these experts; in fact, he thinks the chamber was designed for former pharaoh Nefertiti who he believes may still lie hidden in the area, reports the National Geographic.

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