tomb (2494–2345 BC) were excavated in 2001 from Cemetery 2500 in the Western Cemetery
at Giza, Egypt, as part of the Howard University Giza Cemetery Project. This individual
exhibits characteristics of pituitary gigantism, including tall but normally-proportioned stature,
delayed epiphyseal union, a large sella turcica, advanced arthritis and a transepiphyseal
fracture of the left femoral head. Additional pathological features, including osteopenia and
thinness of the parietal bones, suggest that this individual may also have been hypogonadal.
Craniometric comparisons with other ancient Egyptian groups as well as modern normal and
acromegalic patients show some tendency toward acromegalic skull morphology.
I thought this was interesting.
Basically this poor fellow was Messed Up.
Only one such guy found, so no need to claim Giants built the pyramids and such. Also this guy was definately a giant, but not very strong, or tough and probably was hurt easily.
Edited by DieChecker, 05 December 2013 - 01:07 AM.