June 4, 2009
Look like an Egyptian – Obama sees his ancient twin
Posted: 02:52 PM ET
Joe Von Kanel
CNN Writer and Editor
President Obama got an “up close and personal” —VERY personal as it turns out— look at the pyramids before leaving Egypt today. One of the tombs contains a 4,600-year-old relief portrait of a man named Kar, who was a priest, scholar and judge. He also looked exactly like Mr. Obama – big ears and all. Take a look!
President Obama’s Egyptian look-alike.
Now, check out the President’s reaction.
Guide: This is a tomb dated four thousand 600 years ago. And the person who is back here, his name is Kar. His name is written in hyroglypic and it looks like Kar.
Obama: That looks like me! Look at those ears.
He even brought Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Senior Counselor David Axelrod over to show them the resemblance.
President Obama showing his aides the resemblance.
Obama to Gibbs and Axelrod: I want to show you something.
Guide: Mister President, you look like King Tut. It’s true. I said this the whole time – two years ago. You were a king in ancient Egypt.
More about: 360° Radar • President Barack Obama
Joanne Pacicca, Solvay, NY June 4th, 2009 3:11 pm ET
So great! Thanks for this!~
Sharon Kitchen June 4th, 2009 3:46 pm ET
This is a great story.
Esma June 4th, 2009 3:51 pm ET
See, even the Almost-Ancient Egyptians predicted the coming of Obama!
Mari June 4th, 2009 3:51 pm ET
Funny! I am glad our president has a sense of humor!
Scott June 4th, 2009 3:51 pm ET
The man has a sense of humor. Good for him!
Patrice Wullschleger June 4th, 2009 3:51 pm ET
So it is written So it will be done!
Susan Williamson June 4th, 2009 3:53 pm ET
This is so neat, yet very strange. It is hard to believe, but all of us are always told we have a twin out there somewhere. We are never told if the twin is alive or dead. Thank you so much for sharing these photos and information!!
Alyzabeth June 4th, 2009 3:55 pm ET
Michele June 4th, 2009 3:55 pm ET
That’s hilarious. Love the sense of humor. It does look like him though.
andreanicole June 4th, 2009 3:57 pm ET
that is pretty funny!!! it does look like him!
Sandy June 4th, 2009 3:58 pm ET
So nice to see that he has such a great sense of humor.
Robyn June 4th, 2009 3:59 pm ET
It’s good to know that our new president as a sense of humor about himself!
PJ Granieri, San Diego, CA June 4th, 2009 4:01 pm ET
That’s great, l am glad you are doing all this for the world an our country to come together. Yes King Tut looks like you alot. Enjoy your trip and thanks for sharing…
kendle71 June 4th, 2009 4:05 pm ET
This is funny. Love the Presidents humor
Mondesir! June 4th, 2009 4:05 pm ET
Hilarious! Love it.
Chinemenma June 4th, 2009 4:15 pm ET
Carol, Evanston, IL June 4th, 2009 4:17 pm ET
Fantastic! And eerie!
Joe- San Mateo, California June 4th, 2009 4:23 pm ET
Wow….who knows maybe Obama 1 was into chariot racing, before Obama 2 took up hoops!
james June 4th, 2009 4:23 pm ET
Twin… or alien bretheren?!
MaryEllen Benvenuto-Rendine June 4th, 2009 4:40 pm ET
…could be but not because the drawing has big ears! I seriously doubt we would return for another shot at the game and choose to reincarnate looking the same
Boo Boo Romero June 4th, 2009 4:57 pm ET
Holy cow! It does look like Obama! That’s great! Luv it…LOL LOL LOL
Kenn Taber June 4th, 2009 5:07 pm ET
Kar is the Alfred E. Newman of the ancient Egyptian world
JRQ June 4th, 2009 5:25 pm ET
I haven’t laughed this hard in years!
Meredith June 4th, 2009 5:34 pm ET
Cadum June 4th, 2009 5:46 pm ET
This so funny!
Girl. June 4th, 2009 5:47 pm ET
I cannot believe it! Thats sooo cool.
susan June 4th, 2009 5:56 pm ET
But did Kar have that great Duchenne smile?
Annie Kate June 4th, 2009 7:12 pm ET
Oh man that is funny? Does this make Michelle Cleopatra? And do we call Obama Mr. President or Mr. Pharaoh now?? I love it!
Tarek Nassr June 4th, 2009 7:27 pm ET
He must of been a king in ancient Egypt times….
Janiece June 4th, 2009 7:42 pm ET
All I can say is that I Love That Man. He and his family are awesome.
de’ June 4th, 2009 7:57 pm ET
WOW! Very interesting, and eerie!
Chris June 4th, 2009 8:34 pm ET
I’m not sure who’s dumber – Brian Williams or Anderson Cooper.
His “tour guide” was Dr. Zahi Hawass! I’m sure Dr. Hawass will be happy to know that he has been demoted from Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities to “tour guide”.
How embarassing is that?
Martha June 5th, 2009 9:35 am ET
tour guide indeed; but Dr. Hawass is a very generous fellow, he so loves his job. And our President – priceless
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