King Tut's Penis Has Gone AWOL

By Alp Arslan,  Newser User
Posted Jun 29, 2010 8:56 PM CDT Posted Jun 29, 2010 8:56 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Jun 30, 2010 6:47 AM CDT
King Tut's Penis Goes AWOL
King Tut's penis has been separated from his body, some theorize because he was underdeveloped.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – It seems that King Tut and his penis have parted ways despite spending several thousand years joined at the, er, hip. When he was discovered in 1922 the king was fully intact, Time reports. Sometime in the last almost 90 years, his kingly member was removed, some hypothesize, to maintain his reputation as a big man on campus.

Scientists believe that Tut suffered from Antley-Bixler syndrome, a genetic mutation that causes those afflicted to have elongated skulls, as Tut had. But Antley-Bixler can also cause under-developed genitalia, so perhaps some Egyptologist was just protecting Tut for posterity. (Read more King Tut stories.)

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