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British archaeologist Howard Carter in the tomb of King Tut. | Harry Burton/Wikimedia Commons
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Weird Facts About King Tut and His Mummy

On the anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb on Nov 22, 1922 the best-known pharaoh of ancient Egypt remains a puzzle filled with several weird, unexplained details.

November 22, 2013
11:20 AM EST
Howard Carter opens the coffin of King Tut. | Wikimedia Commons
The mummy of King Tut unwrapped. | Wikimedia Commons
A head statue of Tutankhamun representing the pharaoh with an elongated skull. | Jean-Pierre Dalbéra /Wikimedia Commons
King Tutanhkamun's innermost coffin. | Jon Bodsworth /Wikimedia Commons
King Tut's custom-made bandages look like modern gauze. | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift
King Tut's family tree. | Zahi Hawass
King Tut and his wife Ankhesenamun | H.P.Haack/Wikimedia Commons
The extraterrestrial amulet found in a chest by King Tut's mummy. | Roland Unger/Wikimedia Commons