They’ve finally figured out what the boy-king Tutankhamen looked like, based on 3D CT x-ray scans of his corpse:
Tutankhamen is believed to have died at the of 19 from an infection of his recently-broken leg over 3,300 years ago. Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, led a team to do the reconstruction for National Geographic. The resulting forensic recreations, as shown above, were validated by comparing them with an American team who was given only the data, and not even that the subject was Tutankhamen. Here is the bust they produced:
Since my comment thread has exploded into a flame war over the Caucasian or light-skinned features of the reconstruction, I will simply point you to the bust of Nefertiti, a period sculpture contemporary to King Tut. Belief that King Tut or the Egyptians conform neatly to modern monoracial bias is unreasonable in a scientific or social light.
Update: You might be interested in this DNA study of King Tut, King Tut Mysteries Solved: Was Disabled, Malarial, and Inbred. Poor kid…
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