Sexual Fables

This article accompanies the fable
Letters from Africa

King Tut - was he Black?

King-Tut-recon     King-Tut-mummy

Back in 2005, scientists modeled Tutankhamun's features based on CT scans of his mummy. Predicting skin color is impossible though and what they produced (left) infuriated Afrocentrists who thought the Boy Prince had been turned into Boy George.

The latter may have a point when you look at the mummy head itself (right), which first went on public display at Luxor in 2007. Looks Black to me.

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