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King Tut DNA analysis: sickly, sickly person


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They analyzed the DNA of King Tutankhamun, along with several other mummies. Turns out his parents were brother and sister, he had several maralial infections, and he had a genetic bone disorder that would have forced him to walk with a cane. Inbred, sickly royals: 'twas ever thus.

 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/02/100216-king-tut-malaria-bones-inbred-tutankhamun/

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