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The Stunning Re-Creation Scientists Say Shows What King Tut May Have Really Looked Like


"Most detailed images yet of the face and body of Tutankhamun."

Based on the mask of his sarcophagus, many might interpret the boy pharaoh known as King Tutuankamen to have been a handsome fellow when he ruled ancient Egypt, but recent analysis revealed some of his physical attributes were a bit off.

BBC One's documentary "Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered" showed what King Tut might have looked like before he died. Scientists made the reconstruction through thousands of computer scans. It turns out he had an overbite, a club foot and hips that were somewhat feminine.

According to the U.K.'s Sunday Times, the results of this "virtual autopsy" provided the "most detailed images yet of the face and body of Tutankhamun."

"He also developed Kohler's disease or death of the bones, during adolescence, which would have been incredibly painful," radiologist Ashraf Selim told Sunday Times, according to the International Business Times.

"We know that this man had 130 walking sticks and that he used to shoot arrows while he was sitting," Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, added.

Dallas Campbell, the presenter for BBC's documentary on the findings said, according to the Huffington Post, that the findings made by Albert Zink and the team at the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman "proved without doubt that Tutankhamun was the product of incest; his parents were brother and sister.

(H/T: Daily Mail)

The headline of this story has been updated to correct a typo.

Front page image via Jon Bodsworth/Wikimedia.

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