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King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle
LiveScience ^ | January 02, 2014 | Owen Jarus

Posted on 01/06/2014 6:58:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv

The pharaoh was buried in Egypt's Valley of the Kings without a heart (or a replacement artifact known as a heart scarab); his penis was mummified erect; and his mummy and coffins were covered in a thick layer of black liquid that appear to have resulted in the boy-king catching fire...

The mummified erect penis and other burial anomalies were not accidents during embalming, Ikram suggests, but rather deliberate attempts to make the king appear as Osiris, the god of the underworld, in as literal a way as possible. The erect penis evokes Osiris' regenerative powers; the black liquid made Tutankhamun's skin color resemble that of Osiris; and the lost heart recalled the story of the god being cut to pieces by his brother Seth and his heart buried.

Making the king appear as Osiris may have helped to undo a religious revolution brought about by Akhenaten, a pharaoh widely believed to be Tutankhamun's father, Ikram said.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: akhenaten; amarna; catastrophism; egypt; godsgravesglyphs; kingtut; napl; osiris; salimaikram; seth; sundial; tutankhamun; tutankhaten
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Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh who lived between roughly 1343 and 1323 B.C. Often called the "boy-king," he ascended the throne at around the age of 10. Credit: Horemweb | Wikimedia.

Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh who lived between roughly 1343 and 1323 B.C. Often called the

1 posted on 01/06/2014 6:58:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

Cue up Steve Martin...


2 posted on 01/06/2014 6:59:59 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: SunkenCiv

Straight up?


3 posted on 01/06/2014 7:00:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
One of *those* topics.

4 posted on 01/06/2014 7:00:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I refuse to believe that headline was accidental. BTT


5 posted on 01/06/2014 7:00:40 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

6 posted on 01/06/2014 7:00:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

If condition persists for more than 5000 years consult your physician.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 7:01:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Damn! Someone beat me to it...


8 posted on 01/06/2014 7:03:42 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: SunkenCiv

9 posted on 01/06/2014 7:04:38 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Well, he does has a stiff upper lip...


10 posted on 01/06/2014 7:04:55 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: martin_fierro

Ping Tut!!!


11 posted on 01/06/2014 7:05:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: SunkenCiv

I would imagine that that’s how the undertakers prepared the Kennedy brothers for burial, too.


12 posted on 01/06/2014 7:05:28 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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Theban Mapping Project (Valley of the Kings etc)
Theban Mapping Project ^ | 1980s to present | Kent Weeks et al
Posted on 1/13/2005 11:03:55 PM by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1320504/posts

KV 62 (Tutankhamen)
http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/sites/browse_tomb_876.html


13 posted on 01/06/2014 7:05:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL! They’re making progress.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 7:06:50 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: cripplecreek

No Matter What.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 7:07:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Billthedrill

;’)


16 posted on 01/06/2014 7:07:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv
I never thought I'd find a way to work this into a post on FR, but my wife has a wine bottle stopper in the shape of a man - how shall I say? His titanic member seals the bottle shut.



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17 posted on 01/06/2014 7:08:39 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SunkenCiv

If there were any struggle, it would probably have been the struggle to NOT be the guy chosen to be the fluffer and mummy wrapper of the King’s staff and rod.

So let it be written, so let it be done.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 7:09:46 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Tutankhamun’s mummified penis eventually broke off...”

Hate when that happens.


19 posted on 01/06/2014 7:10:22 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: SunkenCiv

Has Dick Turban been notified?


20 posted on 01/06/2014 7:11:07 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: BenLurkin

You’re terrible! LOL


21 posted on 01/06/2014 7:13:29 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: SunkenCiv

The workmanship and beauty of that gold headdress or whatever it is called is absolutely stunning.


22 posted on 01/06/2014 7:14:11 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: cripplecreek

With a twist?


23 posted on 01/06/2014 7:14:59 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: GreenAccord
If there were any struggle, it would probably have been the struggle to NOT be the guy chosen to be the fluffer and mummy wrapper of the King’s staff and rod.

Nobody ever wants to get the shaft.
24 posted on 01/06/2014 7:15:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

He gave his life for tourism.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 7:19:41 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SunkenCiv

I didn’t really want to read about this when i’m anticipating riding my bike to work tomorrow morning in about 7-10 degrees. I hope that if i freeze to death someone will... well i hope.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 7:21:51 PM PST by kvanbrunt2 (i don't believe any court in this country is operating lawfully anyway)
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To: yarddog

I’ve never seen it in person, but I’ve seen some comparable work from around the same period, it’s (for want of a better word) perfect.


27 posted on 01/06/2014 7:22:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: ToastedHead

http://youtu.be/mIUk08iYZKE


28 posted on 01/06/2014 7:22:13 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Was it really a petrified penis or the remains of something that crept into the crypt and crapped?


29 posted on 01/06/2014 7:23:23 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: ToastedHead
“Tutankhamun’s mummified penis eventually broke off...”

mistaken for a handle?

30 posted on 01/06/2014 7:25:53 PM PST by ~Pandora
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To: dfwgator

31 posted on 01/06/2014 7:26:04 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I thought it was funny that the author thanked the researcher for the ability to write that title.


32 posted on 01/06/2014 7:26:43 PM PST by tbw2
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To: SunkenCiv

Maybe it was a sundial?


33 posted on 01/06/2014 7:27:58 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Lol. Maybe Tut’s is laying around at a yard sale in Egypt.


34 posted on 01/06/2014 7:28:19 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: ~Pandora

“Here, I’ll slide him down this way a little...Oh, sh...”


35 posted on 01/06/2014 7:30:07 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: ToastedHead; Jeremiah Jr
“Tutankhamun’s mummified penis eventually broke off...”

He gave his life for tourism.

36 posted on 01/06/2014 7:30:10 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Regenerative Powers - yeah, that’s my excuse.


37 posted on 01/06/2014 7:30:22 PM PST by posterchild
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http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/luxortemple4.htm

This colonnade at Luxor is attributed here to Amenhotep III (father of IVth a.k.a. Akhenaten, grandfather of Tut) but despite a fairly short reign, this was left incomplete, and the older temple sites were forbidden by Akhenaten, and the colonnade was completed by/for King Tut. Later on, Ramesses II “the Great” had his own name carved on these, as he had his image or cartouche carved on lots of earlier stuff the length of Egypt. Up near the top (which was dark, as it was roofed over in ancient times) the cartouche of Tut survived.


38 posted on 01/06/2014 7:30:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: N. Theknow

“Was it really a petrified penis or the remains of something that crept into the crypt and crapped?”

Occupy Egypt?


39 posted on 01/06/2014 7:30:54 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: ToastedHead
“Tutankhamun’s mummified penis eventually broke off...”

Cue King Missile's "Detachable Penis."

40 posted on 01/06/2014 7:30:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

“If condition persists for more than 5000 years consult your physician.”

Cialis Erectus. The pre hominoids.

To promote the continuation of the species...


41 posted on 01/06/2014 7:31:41 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: dfwgator; ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Great minds also know about detachable penises.


42 posted on 01/06/2014 7:34:36 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: SunkenCiv

I don’t know much about Egypt but I always thought King Tut’s mummified erect penis was pointing out exit ramps on the Cairo–Alexandria freeway.


43 posted on 01/06/2014 7:36:09 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: SunkenCiv

Maybe it is just my lack of knowledge about these things, but once you die doesn’t the penis stay flaccid? How exactly does one mummify an erect penis. Did he die with a permanent woodie?


44 posted on 01/06/2014 7:36:22 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: OldPossum

“I would imagine that that’s how the undertakers prepared the Kennedy brothers for burial, too.”

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I bet this has been passed to Billy Clinton and he has modified his Advanced Medical Directive to add this procedure...... :-)


45 posted on 01/06/2014 7:37:34 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: SunkenCiv

46 posted on 01/06/2014 7:38:38 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Fzob

He’s the effin’ pharaoh, that’s how! ;’)


47 posted on 01/06/2014 7:39:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

It seems to me that an erection would make Tut look more like Min than Osiris. In today’s world, the only appropriate place for a picture of Min is on a Viagra label!


48 posted on 01/06/2014 7:43:50 PM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Well now we know why the piramids look the way they do


49 posted on 01/06/2014 7:47:57 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: cripplecreek
If condition persists for more than 5000 years consult your physician.

I believe that in many cases, ancient herbal recipes can work MUCH better than our modern chemicals.....

50 posted on 01/06/2014 7:51:51 PM PST by PGR88
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