Great Men, Great Pants: Not criticizing…but TUT-TUT (King Tetehkamen)

Lets play a game…
Imagine you’re a notorious despot of one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world; divinely ordained, fabulously wealthy, and young enough to enjoy it. What do you take with you to the afterlife?
Obviously you have to pack the essentials; a gold death mask to keep you looking your best, lots of coins for when there is no cash point around and maybe a beloved pet in the form of a mummified cat stuffed into a jar. But for an afterlife worth living, a little luxury is in order. Take a bit of advice from King Tut and keep some spare underwear at the ready.
Yes, it seems that King Tutehkamen, Egyptian Pharaoh of the 18th century (BCE) had a bit of a thing for pants – something we can certainly identify with. When Egyptologist Howard Carter first opened Tut’s tomb in 1922, he discovered amongst other things, a hoard of 145 loincloths (usually worn underneath a tunic in the same vain as modern underwear).
Of course these weren’t just any pants. The linen in Tutankhamen’s loincloths used 200 threads per inch (compared to the 37 to 50 threads per inch used by the average Egyptian subject) and was hand woven from threads of three or four filaments of flax to create a weave as fine as silk. Clearly, only the best would do for this stylish sovereign, and we couldn’t agree more. After all, the perfect pair of underwear is one of life’s greatest pleasures. So we can’t blame the old tyrant for being a tad protective of his skivvies. Curse of the Pharaohs anyone?

Why dont you join the Royal Circle and try a pair of our Royal Blue Underwear and feel like a King!!


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