For the longest time, Scientists couldn’t figure out where the Egyptian king’s missing member had gone, speculating that it had been stolen and sold (on the lucrative shrunken penis market, no doubt).
Turns out the organ hadn’t traveled very far.
Said Zahi Hawass: Instead, it has always been there. I found it during the CT scan last year, when the mummy was lifted. It lay loose in the sand around the king’s body. It was mummified.”
Ever hear the phrase use it or lose it? Well, I guess we now know what 3,300 years of not using it will do.
Wine: King Tut Preferred Red Over White [tr]