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King Tut suffered 'massive' chest injury, new research reveals
Heritage Key ^ | Friday, November 5, 2010 | Owen Jarus

Posted on 11/12/2010 8:50:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv

One possibility that Dr. Harer ruled out is that of a chariot accident. "If he fell from a speeding chariot going at top speed you would have what we call a tumbling injury -- he'd go head over heels. He would break his neck. His back. His arms, legs. It wouldn't gouge a chunk out of his chest."

Instead, at his Toronto lecture, Harer brought up another, more exotic possibility -- that Tut was killed by a hippo.

It's not as far out an idea as it sounds, hippos are aggressive, quick and territorial animals, and there is an artefact in Tut's tomb which appears to show him hunting one of them...

"Hippos kill more people than any other animal, they are the most lethal animal in Africa (if not) the world," said Harer. "The victim suffers massive tearing injury and can actually be cut in half." Medical reports indicate that "even though they are running away from the hippo they typically suffer a frontal wound."

In Tut's case, if the hippo charged, his entourage may not have been able to get to him in time. "If he did have a club foot (as a recent medical report suggests) it would make him the slowest person getting out of the way -- the easiest person for the hippo to get."

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I just wanted to beat the rush.
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1 posted on 11/12/2010 8:50:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 11/12/2010 8:52:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“He gave his life for tourism.”


3 posted on 11/12/2010 8:52:54 PM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: SunkenCiv

That scared the heck out of me!


4 posted on 11/12/2010 8:53:33 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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5 posted on 11/12/2010 8:54:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv
In Tut's case, if the hippo charged, his entourage may not have been able to get to him in time. "If he did have a club foot (as a recent medical report suggests) it would make him the slowest person getting out of the way -- the easiest person for the hippo to get."

I don't have to be faster than the hippo, I just have to be faster than you.

6 posted on 11/12/2010 8:57:48 PM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I thought mummification was supposed to prevent decomposition.


7 posted on 11/12/2010 8:57:55 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: SunkenCiv

8 posted on 11/12/2010 9:00:33 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“I just wanted to beat the rush.”

That’s the first time I’ve looked at that photo and wanted to laugh instead of hurl.

Very well done indeed.


9 posted on 11/12/2010 9:01:13 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Still, this is one mummy slick Willie might just pass up.


10 posted on 11/12/2010 9:02:42 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: central_va

Buried with a donkey. (King Tut)

He’s my favorite honky ...


11 posted on 11/12/2010 9:04:25 PM PST by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looking at that picture, I felt my chest being crushed. The pressure was almost hippo-like.


12 posted on 11/12/2010 9:28:24 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Moonman62

Assuming that the hippo was satisfied with chomping just one person in half.


13 posted on 11/12/2010 9:36:04 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: SunkenCiv

So this is why Mom always warned us not to taunt the hippos.


14 posted on 11/12/2010 9:39:47 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

better by a hippo than a RINO...


15 posted on 11/12/2010 9:44:07 PM PST by bigbob
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To: dfwgator

A missile hit him.


16 posted on 11/12/2010 10:03:41 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: bigbob

Well done bigbob...lol


17 posted on 11/12/2010 10:04:39 PM PST by BigFinn (I love the smell of teabags in the morning.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Tut was killed by a hippo

Either that, or he fell from a window on something below, or some stone fell on him. Maybe a horse kicked him.

I'm not an expert on hippos, but one would think that a deep chest wound is the least likely kind of wound one can get while running away from a hippo. It's not a unicorn; it bites and tears, but how would a hippo punch a hole through Tut's chest but not damage his arms?

Statistically, more monarchs died in their own castles (sometimes with unwelcome assistance of their political foes) than on hunts. A death from a wild animal is a chance. But a death from someone else's hand, for a king, is not really a chance - it's a near certainty. That would be a far more natural (for a king) explanation, and that would also explain lack of documentation on his death. A death at a hunt is not necessarily embarrassing, and as long as you don't have people with iPhones in your entourage you can say whatever you need about the late king. But death from a stone falling out of the ceiling and crushing the king in his bed, or a horse kicking him ... that would be less heroic indeed.

18 posted on 11/12/2010 10:15:00 PM PST by Greysard
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To: SunkenCiv
Here's a more credible (IMHO) Top-10 listing of the world's most dangerous animals, ranked according to the number of human deaths per year. The Hippo is dangerous, but is #8 on the list - not #1. Number #1 is the mosquito.
19 posted on 11/12/2010 10:27:20 PM PST by MCH
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To: SunkenCiv

hippo


20 posted on 11/13/2010 12:55:04 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: shibumi; LongElegantLegs; Markos33; 50mm; Larry Lucido; humblegunner; Eaker; Allegra; kanawa

“that Tut was killed by a hippo.”

Pit hippo ping.


21 posted on 11/13/2010 1:44:20 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by....but I never cry.....)
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To: Salamander

22 posted on 11/13/2010 1:47:40 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Salamander
(A Dramatization)



(Professional Stunt Victim. Trained Prop Hippo. Do not attempt.)


23 posted on 11/13/2010 1:54:04 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo loves Flank Steak Tacos)
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To: SunkenCiv

BAN HIPPOS.


24 posted on 11/13/2010 1:54:18 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: JoeProBono

That you even ~have~ stuff like that at your immediate posting disposal is.....disturbing.

;-D


25 posted on 11/13/2010 2:35:33 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by....but I never cry.....)
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To: shibumi

It seems to have a taste for red heads.


26 posted on 11/13/2010 2:36:36 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by....but I never cry.....)
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To: Salamander

Unique and savory.

Yummmmmm!


27 posted on 11/13/2010 2:43:49 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo loves Flank Steak Tacos)
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To: MCH
Number #1 is the mosquito.

Aided and abetted by Western "environmentalist".

28 posted on 11/13/2010 3:37:26 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Go Packers!)
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To: SunkenCiv

29 posted on 11/13/2010 3:43:11 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: SunkenCiv; shibumi; JoeProBono
Instead, at his Toronto lecture, Harer brought up another, more exotic possibility -- that Tut was killed by a hippo.

You. Are. There.

30 posted on 11/13/2010 6:03:45 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Salamander

Where’s Chet99 ?

Oh. Never mind.


31 posted on 11/13/2010 6:10:49 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Pit hippos are so darn ferocious.


32 posted on 11/13/2010 6:46:12 AM PST by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: Chet 99

Ping for your interests.


33 posted on 11/13/2010 6:47:44 AM PST by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: smokingfrog
"He’s my favorite honky ..."

King Tut, Western European (R1b) DNA?

The Lineage Of King Tutankhamun From Ancient DNA Analysis

"According to someone (not me) who has been bothered to enter the Y chr markers as seen on the video, Tut is coming up as R1b. I’d have put money on it being something more like an E1 Y chr, or maybe J as an outside chance…R1b isn’t unknown in Egypt, (see Wood 2005) but isn’t exactly common.

34 posted on 11/13/2010 7:08:44 AM PST by blam
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To: 50mm; Salamander; shibumi; LongElegantLegs; Markos33; humblegunner; Eaker; Allegra

A hip bull?


35 posted on 11/13/2010 7:19:42 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: JoeProBono

So if you’re a movie producer in Egypt and you don’t hire an underworld figure’s nephew, do you end up with a hippo head in your bed?


36 posted on 11/13/2010 7:22:58 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: MCH
Number #1 is the mosquito.

Thanks to Rachel Carson, the worse mass murderer in the world.

37 posted on 11/13/2010 7:47:35 AM PST by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Larry Lucido
The dreaded Hip Bull.


38 posted on 11/13/2010 7:48:49 AM PST by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: shibumi; Larry Lucido; 50mm; Salamander; LongElegantLegs; Markos33; humblegunner; Allegra; ...

When Hurricane Ike came through we thought that it’s winds knocked our fence down but State Farm said it was hippos and therefore not covered.


39 posted on 11/13/2010 7:54:42 AM PST by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Eaker

If you had taken the hippocratic oath, you would have been covered.


40 posted on 11/13/2010 7:56:46 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Moonman62
Hmmmm, if I had a club foot, making me the slowest in any group of hunters, I would NOT go hunting hippos!

It appears King Tut wasn't the sharpest spear in the quiver!

41 posted on 11/13/2010 8:00:35 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Palin 2012...YOU BETCHA!.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Had Tut recently returned from LV-426?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

42 posted on 11/13/2010 8:04:13 AM PST by The Comedian (Time and tide wait for no man. But who needs a bad magazine and cheap soap?)
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To: Larry Lucido

Any way that the oath can be back dated?


43 posted on 11/13/2010 8:04:40 AM PST by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: SIDENET
BAN HIPPOS.

If hippos are banned, only Tuts will have hippos.

Or something...

44 posted on 11/13/2010 8:04:41 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Here it is in black and white: The pinkos went green 'cause they're too yellow to admit they're red.)
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To: trisham

“The hogs ate him”

[warning: that punchline is a test of your “Hillbilly aptitude”]....;D


45 posted on 11/13/2010 8:12:38 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by....but I never cry.....)
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To: Eaker
Ha! Ha! Ha!! Everybody knows there are no hippos in Texas. Now hippodillos are a different story.


46 posted on 11/13/2010 8:14:00 AM PST by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: 50mm

Wonderfully combined, Dr Moreau!


47 posted on 11/13/2010 8:14:09 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by....but I never cry.....)
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To: blam

I’m sure those findings are going over *real* well.

8-o


48 posted on 11/13/2010 8:18:33 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by....but I never cry.....)
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To: Larry Lucido

Pit hippo...or “Pippo” for short.


49 posted on 11/13/2010 8:19:49 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by....but I never cry.....)
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To: Eaker

Best post of the thread.


50 posted on 11/13/2010 8:20:42 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by....but I never cry.....)
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