DNA testing and CT scans on 16 mummies reveal that the Egyptian king's parents were probably brother and sisterEgypt's most famous pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, was a frail boy who suffered from a cleft palate and club foot, according to a study published today that shows he died of complications from a broken leg exacerbated by malaria and his parents were most likely brother and sister.Two years of DNA testing and CT scans on Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old mummy and 15 others are helping end many of the myths surrounding the boy king. While a comparatively minor ruler, he has captivated the public since the 1922 discovery of his tomb, which was filled with a stunning array of jewels and artefacts, including a golden funeral mask.The study, which will be published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, provides the firmest family tree yet for Tutankhamun. The tests pointed to Pharaoh...
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