King Tut's Head

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Orleander, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Did the Egyptians mold their infants heads? Cuz his head looks odd.


    ...At first glance Antón noted that the unusual-looking skull could have been that of a female—an observation also later made by Yale University's Anderson. Tut's skull exhibited several characteristics more commonly found on females: a cranium that is elongated toward the back, a receding chin, and an almost nonexistant browridge (the bony ridge under the eyebrows)....

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  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Some cultures do deform their babies heads to make them more beautiful.
     
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  5. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    LOL, I know.
    Did the early Egyptians??
     
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  7. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    They may have bound the baby's head, it takes time for the fontanelles to get set.

    Ah I was right:

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  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    do they think this was done to Tut?
     
  9. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    It would appear so, but I'd have to find some way of confirming the information to agree without reservation.
     
  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Looks like it could have been, but I am not certain.
     
  11. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    was it royalty only? Males only?
     
  12. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    Hell, you should have seen his dad:

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    A heretic and a freak of nature.
     
  13. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Akhenaten wasn't his father, Akhenaten had six daughters one of which married Tutankhamun.
     
  14. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    As I remember it was mostly females from nobility, but I may be wrong.
     
  15. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    so was it a family deformity from inbreeding, or was his head molded?
     
  16. Spud Emperor solanaceous common tater Registered Senior Member

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    I believe there is a scientific name for a skull like that...encephalocaboose.
     
  17. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I though it was "Headuphisass" syndrome!

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  18. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Infant Head Banding was done all over the world in ancient times.
     

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