Monday, 8 November 2010

Tutankhamun suffered ‘massive chest injury that could have killed him’

A new research has claimed that Tutankhamun, Egypt’s famous “boy-king”, suffered a “massive crushing tearing injury to his chest” that likely would have killed him.

X-rays and CT scans have previously shown that the pharaoh’s heart, chest wall, the front part of his sternum and adjacent ribs, are missing.

“The heart, considered the seat of reason, emotion, memory and personality, was the only major organ intentionally left in the body,” wrote Dr Robert Ritner in the book Ancient Egypt.

Read more: Thaindian News

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