King Tut was found to have skeletal defects related to inbreeding, and his father, who's name escapes me, was also said to have been "misshapen".
King Tut's daddy was [please excuse my spelling on this] Akhenaten - he's the guy that pushed monotheism in Egypt. He was hated by the priestly caste, and most references to him have been destroyed. There are some scholars who believe that the grossly distorted statues of him may have been due to a then-current artisitic fashion [Ancient Egyptian cubism?] rather than a gentic flaw[s].
posted on 05/21/2004 6:46:28 PM PDT
(Time wounds all heels.)
I've heard both arguments, but there are texts that survive from his reign that suggest he had "problems".. Well, it doesn't really matter that much, he's been gone for a while. (understatement)
..and at least you remembered his name, spelling doesn't matter that much, as long as we both know who we're talking about.
posted on 05/21/2004 6:51:41 PM PDT
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