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King Tut’s mask Intended for woman

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King Tutankhamen’s mask is one of the great ancient artifacts. Could (at least part of the mask) been originally intended for someone else (a female such as Nefertiti)?

"Recent research has homed in on one long-overlooked feature - and that is the decidedly pierced ears. It has been suggested that this mask was originally made for someone else.

"Research suggests that Tutankhamen would not have worn earrings beyond childhood.”

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1463038/egypt-archaeology-news-tutankhamun-mask-howard-carter-valley-kings-queen-nefertiti-spt

 

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There's been an idea that some of Tut's items were repurposed from those made originally for his mother, not least the tomb where he was found (apparently the tomb built for him was hijacked by an architect for his own use after Tut died and looted. Using a former tomb has apparently preserved the burial goods). Tombs were built with a left hand turn for a male. Tut's tomb has a right hand turn and there's been considerable debate about the possibility of an added wall to block off parts of the original layout.

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Tombs were built with a left hand turn for a male. Tut's tomb has a right hand turn

Never heard of this before, interesting. Thanks.

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