>King Tut and His Medical Problems


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A recent DNS study performed on the mummy of King Tut, one of the most famous pharaohs of ancient Egypt, reveals that King Tut was a sick young man who had problems with malaria and a bone disorder that probably forced him to walk with a cane.

According to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, some of King Tut’s health problem was due to his incestuous origins. Archaeologists have concluded that King Tut’s mother and father were brother and sister. This kind of biological relationship compromise the immune system of children born of incestuous relationships and increase the chances these children will be born with physical malformations.

Read more about King Tut, the results of the DNA study, and some facts about King Tut’s life, family, and reign by clicking here.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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