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King Tut suffered massive chest injury

By T.K. Randall
November 7, 2010 · Comment icon 23 comments



Image Credit: Jon Bodsworth
A new study of the Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun has revealed new clues as to what killed him.
Previous X-Rays and CT scans showed his heart and chest wall to be missing despite the Egyptians never removing the heart during mummification, now new research has revealed that the missing parts were probably due to a massive chest injury he would have sustained and would be what most likely lead to his death.
A new study shows that Tutankhamun, Egypt’s famous “boy-king” who died around the age of 18, suffered a “massive crushing tearing injury to his chest” that likely would have killed him.


Source: Heritage-Key | Comments (23)


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Comment icon #14 Posted by SolarPlexus 12 years ago
Seriously... malaria, broken leg, massive chest injury. I dont think they liked him much XD
Comment icon #15 Posted by Eldorado 12 years ago
Seriously... malaria, broken leg, massive chest injury. I dont think they liked him much XD You forgot his cleft palate, club foot, crooked spine....and he was a widower. Like I said, one of the unluckiest Kings ever.
Comment icon #16 Posted by SolarPlexus 12 years ago
Hahahahha club foot lmao
Comment icon #17 Posted by cluey 12 years ago
possible death by Hippo!!!.....what a way to go.............
Comment icon #18 Posted by cluey 12 years ago
You forgot his cleft palate, club foot, crooked spine....and he was a widower. Like I said, one of the unluckiest Kings ever. the cleft palet as far as i know is possibly debatable................and how him being a widower has anything to do his chest injury is remarkable,lol.........
Comment icon #19 Posted by Eldorado 12 years ago
the cleft palet as far as i know is possibly debatable................and how him being a widower has anything to do his chest injury is remarkable,lol......... ....we were talking about his bad luck, Cluey.
Comment icon #20 Posted by cluey 12 years ago
....we were talking about his bad luck, Cluey. then get it right ELDORADO........ Health and appearance See also: Racial identity of TutankhamunTutankhamun was slight of build, and was roughly 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) tall. He had large front incisors and the overbite characteristic of the Thutmosid royal line to which he belonged. He also had a pronounced dolichocephalic (elongated) skull, although it was within normal bounds and highly unlikely to have been pathological. Given the fact that many of the royal depictions of Akhenaten often featured such an elongated head, it is likely an exaggeratio... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by Eldorado 12 years ago
No need to get it exactly right when you're only joking. Joke n. 1. Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line. 2. A mischievous trick; a prank. 3. An amusing or ludicrous incident or situation. 4. Informal a. Something not to be taken seriously; a triviality: The accident was no joke. b. An object of amusement or laughter; a laughingstock: His loud tie was the joke of the office. v. joked, jok·ing, jokes v.intr. 1. To tell or play jokes; jest. 2. To speak in fun; be facetious. v.tr. To make fun of; tease. http://www.thefreedictionary.c... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by cluey 12 years ago
ohhh!!!....so you where only joking when you corrected me on his bad luck???????? .......silly me......
Comment icon #23 Posted by snuffypuffer 12 years ago
I saw a thing where it said he'd had some kind of head trauma, too. Man.


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