According to a news report, a group of scientists from the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany said that King Tut probably died of a genetic blood disorder known as sickle cell disease.
An earlier report by Egyptian archaeologists involving DNA tests and computerized tomography (CT) scans said that pharaoh Tutankhamun had died of malaria.
According to the report,
One of the most common genetic disorders, sickle cell disease causes blood cells to take the shape of a crescent instead of being smooth and round, thereby blocking blood flow and leading to chronic pain, infections and tissue death.
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Tags: Archaeology, King Tut, Sickle Cell Disease, Ancient Egypt