Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mysterious Death of King Tut Solved!

"Egypt's King Tut likely died from complications of a broken leg that were exacerbated by malaria and had a club foot, an extensive study of his mummy and family suggests," reports the CBC. "The new study shows the pharaoh was weakened by congenital illnesses and succumbed to complications from a broken leg aggravated by severe malaria, based on the finding of DNA from a malaria parasite — the oldest genetic proof of malaria in well-dated mummies, according to an editorial that accompanies the study. Historians had speculated he had been murdered in a power struggle, but a CT scan in 2005 ruled out foul play as the cause of his death." READ MORE