Anthropologist Andrew Wade on the significance of studying King Tut


He’s the first thing that comes to mind when
you say ‘mummies’. And Ironically he’s such a minor player historically that it seems
strange that we would talk about him so much but it’s because his tomb was largely undisturbed;
it was maybe a little bit riffled through right after he was buried but until 1920s
hadn’t been touch. We couldn’t say that about any of the other pharaohs. So because he was
sort of a lesser person and because his tomb got sort of, the entrance got occluded by
a bunch of debris, we lucked out and so we have the only intact pharaohs tomb, is Tut’s.

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