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Egyptologists refute British theory doubting King Tut’s mask

A British Egyptologist argues that the famous King Tut’s mask might not have belonged to the young ruler but rather to a woman, which could be Queen Nefertiti — a theory that was refuted by Egyptian Egyptologists and archaeologists.
The burial mask of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun is shown during the 'Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schaetze' Exhibition Preview at Kleine Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, April 2, 2015 .

CAIRO — British newspaper Express published July 16 an article quoting a passage from the book of “The Valley of Kings: The Egyptian Golden Age,” by English Egyptologist professor Joann Fletcher.

In a detailed account, Fletcher argues that the famed mask of Tutankhamun was originally made for another famous ruler, and it may have belonged to a woman, which was Queen Nefertiti.

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