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Malaria Is a Likely Killer in King Tut’s Post-Mortem

• NY Times
King Tutankhamen, the boy pharaoh, was frail and lame and suffered “multiple disorders” when he died at age 19 about 1324 B.C., but scientists have now determined the most likely agents of death: a severe bout of malaria combined with a degenerative bone condition.
King Tut overlooked by a workr

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