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Tutankhamun’s chair. Source: Alfredo / Adobe Stock.

Was King Tut's Tomb Built for a Woman? (Video)


The mystery surrounding King Tut's tomb deepens with the revelation of intriguing design elements. Notably, the unusual right-hand turn upon entering the tomb challenges traditional expectations. In ancient Egypt, a left turn symbolized masculinity, a vital element in the design of pharaohs' tombs. Yet, King Tut's tomb takes a right turn, a deviation from the norm. This anomaly sparks questions about the intended occupant of the tomb. While male pharaohs typically feature left turns, the only other right turn belongs to the tomb of Hatshepsut, a female pharaoh. Could this suggest that King Tut's tomb was constructed for a woman?

Further examination unveils clues in the finer details. Canopic jars bear faces with notably feminine features, a departure from the masculine norm. Even King Tut's iconic death mask raises eyebrows with its distinct design. The separation of the face from the headdress and the presence of pierced earlobes hint at its origins as female in nature. These strange details leave us pondering the identity of the intended occupant of King Tut's tomb, was it originally built for a woman?

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Top image: Tutankhamun’s chair. Source: Alfredo / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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