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  • TUT'S TREASURES: THE LAST PHARAOH

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The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 made headlines across the world sparking a global frenzy for Ancient Egypt. Crammed inside were over priceless artifacts of every type - from gold slippers to finely tooled daggers, the remains of chariots and the boy king's show-stopping solid gold death mask. But of all the 5,398 treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun it's the ones that paint a picture of Tutankhamun's family that are the most unsettling. Particularly intriguing are two tiny mummified babies found in the tomb. Now being re-examined in the labs of the Grand Egyptian Museum, they give a chilling insight into the bizarre practices that kept the Pharaoh's dynasty in power and ultimately lead to its downfall. DNA analysis reveals the tiny fetuses are Tutankhamun's still born children - the offspring of an incestuous relationship between Tutankhamun and his sister. Similarly...
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