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Stewie
02-16-2010, 01:50 PM
CAIRO Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun suffered from a cleft palate and club foot, likely forcing him to walk with a cane, and died from complications from a broken leg exacerbated by malaria, according to the most extensive study ever of his more than 3,300-year-old mummy.
The findings were from two years of DNA testing and CT scans on 16 mummies, including those of Tutankhamun and his family, the team that carried out the study said in an article to be published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


It also established the clearest yet family tree for Tut, indicating for the first time that he was the child of a brother-sister union.


The study said his father was most likely Akhenaten, the pharaoh who tried to revolutionize ancient Egyptian religion and force his people to worship one god. The mummy shown by DNA to be that of Tut's mother also turned out to be a sister of Akhenaten, though she has not yet been identified.


Tut, who became pharaoh at the age of 10 in 1333 B.C., ruled for just nine years at a pivotal time in Egypt's history. While a comparatively minor king, the 1922 discovery of his tomb filled with stunning artifacts, including the famed golden funeral mask, made him known the world over.
Speculation had long swirled over why the boy king died at such a young age. A hole in his skull long fueled speculation he was murdered, until a 2005 CT scan ruled that out, finding the hole was likely from the mummification process. The scan also uncovered the broken leg.


In contrast to the golden splendor he was buried with, the newest CAT scans and DNA tests revealed a sickly teen pharaoh, weakened by congenital illnesses finally done in by complications from the broken leg aggravated by severe brain malaria.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100216/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_egypt_king_tut

Gonzo
02-16-2010, 01:54 PM
Obligatory "arkansas" joke.
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Pestilence
02-16-2010, 01:55 PM
Well....all of those researchers are now going to die.

Tango&Cash
02-16-2010, 01:56 PM
Obligatory "arkansas" joke.
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YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF.......

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Garcia Bronco
02-16-2010, 01:56 PM
Obligatory "West Virginia" joke.

RJ
02-16-2010, 01:57 PM
Tut, you just wait til your daddy-uncle gets home!!

Otter
02-16-2010, 01:57 PM
complications from a broken leg exacerbated by malaria

Considering the treatment available for either at the time I think it's a push as to which one is exacerbating the other.

DMAC
02-16-2010, 01:59 PM
Does this have something to do with Star Wars again?

Otter
02-16-2010, 01:59 PM
"Oh poor you, A rock crushed your thumb trying to carve the sphinx's nose. I got a cleft palate, club foot, broken leg and malaria for Christ Sake!"

seclark
02-16-2010, 02:01 PM
Obligatory steve martin joke.
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RJ
02-16-2010, 02:01 PM
The Ancient Ones were filled with great wisdom.

Except for when they did stuff like fuck their siblings and die from broken legs and such.

Tango&Cash
02-16-2010, 02:02 PM
Obligatory "West Virginia" joke.


KU kept kicking my ass, so I got the F*** out!!!

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Garcia Bronco
02-16-2010, 02:02 PM
IF YOUR FAMILY TREE DOES NOT FORK YOU MIGHT BE AN EGYPTIAN

http://www.foxnews.com/images/268272/1_61_foxworthy_jeff.jpg

Reaper16
02-16-2010, 02:02 PM
Scientists also found that Tut was, indeed, buried in his 'jammies.

Tango&Cash
02-16-2010, 02:03 PM
Obligatory steve martin joke.
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Donger
02-16-2010, 02:03 PM
More evidence that the Egyptians didn't build the pyramids. I mean, if you can't figure out that you should pull out before ejaculating inside your own sister, what chance do you have of creating the pyramids?

Garcia Bronco
02-16-2010, 02:04 PM
Maybe this whole club foot mess started a trend which reached it's pinnacle with this

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/00/The_Bangles_Walk_Like_An_Egyptian.jpg/200px-The_Bangles_Walk_Like_An_Egyptian.jpg

Delano
02-16-2010, 02:04 PM
Obligatory "billay" joke.
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Garcia Bronco
02-16-2010, 02:04 PM
More evidence that the Egyptians didn't build the pyramids. I mean, if you can't figure out that you should pull out before ejaculating inside your own sister, what chance do you have of creating the pyramids?

Lots of slave labor?

seclark
02-16-2010, 02:05 PM
Maybe this whole club foot mess started a trend which reached it's pinnacle with this

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/00/The_Bangles_Walk_Like_An_Egyptian.jpg/200px-The_Bangles_Walk_Like_An_Egyptian.jpg

mmmmm...i remember those ladies.
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JOhn
02-16-2010, 02:06 PM
mmmmm...i remember those ladies.
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:p:drool::hump:

Yea I do to

Frazod
02-16-2010, 02:09 PM
If only they could have gotten to him in time. :(

Tango&Cash
02-16-2010, 02:13 PM
Obligatory "billay" joke.
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Dave Lane
02-16-2010, 02:18 PM
KU kept kicking my ass, so I got the F*** out!!!

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100204/capt.d4f837d3fd304777af5700d7e557d7a8.pittsburgh_wvirginia_basketball__wvds106.jpg

Why does he remind me of this ???

Buck
02-16-2010, 02:24 PM
You died of dysentery.

You caught a 5 lb rabbit.

Dartgod
02-16-2010, 02:27 PM
Obligatory steve martin joke.
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DA_T_84
02-16-2010, 02:45 PM
It seems that brother and sister had Tut in common.

Jenson71
02-16-2010, 04:06 PM
Sibling marriages in Egyptian royalty in the New Kingdom were the norm.

Braincase
02-16-2010, 06:23 PM
Sibling marriages in Egyptian royalty in the New Kingdom were the norm.

Explains this dude from Arkansas I knew who called himself "Prince".

Zebedee DuBois
02-16-2010, 06:56 PM
He died for tourism.

stevieray
02-16-2010, 07:27 PM
funky tut