February 16th 1923 Howard Carter unsealed the tomb of Tutankhamen to discover a fantastic gold treasure. It was a great find, to be sure, but since then, poor king Tut has been subject to every indignity imaginable. I won’t go into the gory details. Suffice it to say that mishandling has cost Tut at least one important body part. Personally, I’m not in favor of grave robbing. But if it must be done, then I think the bodies should be respected.
I leave you with one of the more mundane objects from the tomb as reconstructed: Tut’s shoe.
Could start a trend, don’t you think?