Archaeology & History
DNA tests reveal "frail" King Tutankhamun
By T.K. Randall
February 17, 2010 · 2 comments
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A series of DNA tests and scans have revealed that King Tut died of malaria and complications from a broken leg.
The most well known of the Egyptian Pharoahs King Tut was only 10 years old when he became ruler and died just 9 years later, speculation over exactly how he died had endured for many years.
Egypt's most famous pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, was a frail boy who suffered from a cleft palate and club foot. He died of complications from a broken leg exacerbated by malaria and his parents were most likely brother and sister.
Source: Yahoo! News
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