Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Born in Arizona/Got a Condo Made of Stone-ah ...

King Tut!

Interesting article on the boy pharaoh and what the current scientific view is of what did him in.
Here, but if you don't click on links, basically he was a sickly lad, had some congenital defects -- they reckon his parents were brother and sister, which was how it was done in Egyptian god-king circles. These inbred problems included a cleft-palate and clubfoot, some circulatory disorders, and they think he probably fell and broke his thigh, then died of complications, probably infection, which wasn't helped by him having malaria.

Amazing what science can determine about a guy dead more than three thousand three hundred years gone, ain't it?

1 comment:

Justin said...

Great. I'm going to have that song in my head all day.
Disco Tut!