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Why Tutankhamun`s penis was mummified at 90-degree angle

3 January 2014 8:31 PM, PST | | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Jan. 4: Egypt's King Tutankhamun's penis may have been mummified at a 90-degree angle so as to fight a religious revolution that his father unleashed, a new study has suggested.

The anomalies during Tutankhamun's burial were that he was mummified without a heart (or a replacement artifact known as a heart scarab); and his mummy and coffins were covered in a thick layer of black liquid that seemed to have resulted in the boy-king catching fire, Fox News reported.

Egyptologist Salima Ikram, a professor at the American University in Cairo, has proposed a reason as to why they, and other Tutankhamun burial anomalies, existed.

Ikram suggested that the mummified erect penis and other burial anomalies were deliberate. »

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