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Tutankhamun died of gangrene
10 May 05 ^ | Not listed

Posted on 05/10/2005 6:41:42 PM PDT by SkyPilot

Egyptian scientists have finally lifted the veil of mystery surrounding famed pharaoh Tutankhamun's death, saying he died of a swift attack of gangrene after breaking his leg.

"After consultations with Italian and Swiss experts, Egyptian scientists ... have found that a fracture in the boy king's left leg a day before his death was infected with gangrene and led to his passing," Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities said Tuesday.

"The fracture was not sustained during the mummification process or as a result of some damage to the mummy as claimed by (British archeologist Howard) Carter," who discovered the sarcophagus of the legendary pharaoh in 1922, it said.

"The Egyptian scientists found no evidence that he had been struck in the head ... and no other indication he was killed, as has been said before."

The team, aided by French and US scientists, also revealed Tutankhamun's features.

"A silicone mold bearing the features of the boy king and whose examination also confirms the size and shape of his skull," was obtained, the statement said, quoting Egypt's chief archeologist Zahi Hawas.

The mold was produced by placing silicone on a plastic replica of Tutankhamun's skull which was constructed from a previously available computerized X-ray of the 3,300-year-old mummy.

The experts differed on the shape of his nose and ears, whose details were obtained by superimposing clay on the plastic replica.

The scientists confirmed previous findings released in March that the king died aged 19, was in good health and did not suffer from any illnesses as a child.

Tutankhamun is thought to have been the 12th ruler of the 18th dynasty.


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 18thdynasty; africa; amarna; ancientautopsies; ancientegypt; archaeology; earlofcarnarvon; egypt; face; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; howardcarter; kingtut; mummy; tut; tutankhamun
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"Do you really want to hurt me?"

1 posted on 05/10/2005 6:41:43 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Kind of reminds me of this guyI know.


2 posted on 05/10/2005 6:43:11 PM PDT by garbanzo (Free people will set the course of history)
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To: SkyPilot

LOL!!!!


3 posted on 05/10/2005 6:43:20 PM PDT by TomServo ("Meanwhile, at Jackie Chan Technical College...")
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To: SkyPilot; eyespysomething

Too bad he didn't illegally sneak into the United States. We'd have forced the taxpayers to pay his medical bills in one of our emergency rooms.


4 posted on 05/10/2005 6:45:23 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: SkyPilot

I was thinking more of Sinead O'Conner.


5 posted on 05/10/2005 6:47:07 PM PDT by Perdogg (Rumsfeld for President - 2008)
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To: SkyPilot
Looks a lot like Barbara Streisand in drag!
6 posted on 05/10/2005 6:48:26 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas

King Tut (King Tut)
Now when he was a young man,
He never thought he'd see
People stand in line to see the boy king.

(King Tut) How'd you get so funky?
(funky Tut) Did you do the monkey?
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia (king Tut).

(king Tut) Now, if I'd known
they'd line up just to see him,
I'd trade in all my money
And bought me a museum. (king Tut)

Buried with a donkey (funky Tut)
He's my favorite honkey!
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia (king Tut)

Dancin' by the Nile, (Disco Tut)
The ladies love his style, (boss Tut)
Rockin' for a mile (rockin' Tut)
He ate a crocodile.

He gave his life for tourism.
Golden idol!
He's an Egyptian
They're sellin' you.

Now, when I die,
now don't think I'm a nut,
don't want no fancy funeral,
Just one like ole king Tut. (king Tut)

He coulda won a Grammy,
Buried in his Jammies,
Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia,
He was born in Arizona, got a condo made of stone-a,
King Tut!


7 posted on 05/10/2005 6:50:44 PM PDT by IGOTMINE (Front Sight. Press. Follow Through. It's a way of life.)
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To: SkyPilot

Uncomfortably pretty.


8 posted on 05/10/2005 6:50:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Anyone who thinks we believe Hillary on any issue is truly a moron.)
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To: garbanzo

Dont ask...don't tell.


9 posted on 05/10/2005 6:54:01 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: RoseofTexas

yes! Babs' mouth is even a bit uglier.


10 posted on 05/10/2005 6:55:05 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Cops to Jenn: Can we stop looking for the blue van now and talk about the flatware deficit?)
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To: IGOTMINE

How'd you get so funky?

11 posted on 05/10/2005 6:56:51 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: SkyPilot

That guy had an oddly-shaped head. Also, the image shown would have been a bit better had someone not put eye makeup and collagen injected lips on it. Now, he just looks like "King Fruitcake".


12 posted on 05/10/2005 6:59:10 PM PDT by SIDENET (Yankee Air Pirate)
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To: SkyPilot
...saying he died of a swift attack of gangrene after breaking his leg.

I smell a lawsuit!

13 posted on 05/10/2005 6:59:28 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Question Liberalism)
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To: SkyPilot

14 posted on 05/10/2005 7:00:30 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: IGOTMINE

He coulda won a Grammy,
Buried in his Jammies,

Does this mean he was the first Freeper?


15 posted on 05/10/2005 7:02:23 PM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: Cowboy Bob
I smell a lawsuit!

You're not the only one.


16 posted on 05/10/2005 7:02:36 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: SkyPilot



17 posted on 05/10/2005 7:04:09 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SkyPilot

18 posted on 05/10/2005 7:06:23 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Yikes! The side view is even worse.


19 posted on 05/10/2005 7:06:24 PM PDT by SIDENET (Yankee Air Pirate)
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To: SkyPilot
...a fracture in the boy king's left leg a day before his death was infected with gangrene and led to his passing,

Well THANK-GOODNESS we cleared THAT up.

20 posted on 05/10/2005 7:07:32 PM PDT by groanup (http://fairtax.org)
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To: SkyPilot

A victim of socialist medicine no doubt.


21 posted on 05/10/2005 7:08:43 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: garbanzo

A bald "Boy George"?


22 posted on 05/10/2005 7:11:57 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: jimbo123

bttt


23 posted on 05/10/2005 7:12:30 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: jimbo123

bttt


24 posted on 05/10/2005 7:13:23 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: SkyPilot
I never believed in re incarnation...till this


25 posted on 05/10/2005 7:15:15 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I gotta buy an RV..and get out of here...anybody got a Topo map of the Aleutians??)
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To: SkyPilot

26 posted on 05/10/2005 7:15:24 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The theory of evolution is the great cosmogenic myth of the twentieth century - Michael Denton)
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To: reagan_fanatic

ROFLMAO!


27 posted on 05/10/2005 7:19:30 PM PDT by lawgirl (Please support me as I walk 60 miles in 3 days to support breast cancer research! (see my profile!))
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To: SkyPilot

So, Helen Thomas, did have a fraternal twin...


28 posted on 05/10/2005 7:22:17 PM PDT by Treader (Hillary's dark smile is reminiscent of Stalin's inhuman grin...)
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To: SkyPilot
Any King that wears eye makeup is a fruit loop.

I'd lay even money that he was "farding" in his chariot, too.

LVM

29 posted on 05/10/2005 7:38:44 PM PDT by LasVegasMac ("God. Guts. Guns. I don't call 911." (bumper sticker))
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To: SIDENET

I think their heads were like that due to inbreeding..kinda like the people over at DU.


30 posted on 05/10/2005 7:40:13 PM PDT by skimask (I only fly on planes with two right wings)
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To: jimbo123

Side view: what inbreeding 'll do for ya.


31 posted on 05/10/2005 7:41:01 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: skimask

GMTA


32 posted on 05/10/2005 7:41:26 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: skimask

Perhaps, but more than likely by the effects of a narrow birth canal of an unmatured young mother.


34 posted on 05/10/2005 8:00:18 PM PDT by Treader (Hillary's dark smile is reminiscent of Stalin's inhuman grin...)
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To: IGOTMINE

There is an old Edison record form the 1920's..

Tut tut, tut -tut tut, old king tut is dead.


35 posted on 05/10/2005 8:03:58 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: SkyPilot

Well, fine they solved this, but will OJ ever find the real killers?


36 posted on 05/10/2005 8:07:23 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SkyPilot

"Do you really want to hurt me?"

Sticks and stones may break my--

Oowwwww!


37 posted on 05/10/2005 8:12:00 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: SkyPilot

38 posted on 05/10/2005 8:19:07 PM PDT by IncPen
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To: skimask

I wonder if their babies' heads were wrapped to get those weirdly shaped things?


39 posted on 05/10/2005 8:24:59 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: jimbo123

From the shape of his head I'd say Mama had a hard labor.


40 posted on 05/10/2005 8:37:34 PM PDT by Recall
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To: bannie
That side view shows a close familial resemblence to his father.. Akhenaten..

From what pics I have seen of him, Akhenaten was also weirdly shaped-built..

41 posted on 05/10/2005 9:09:24 PM PDT by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: SkyPilot

42 posted on 05/10/2005 9:12:09 PM PDT by keat (Click to hear theme song)
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To: SkyPilot

FYI, Gangrene is a most painful way to go. After a while morphine looses it's ability to kill this pain.


43 posted on 05/10/2005 9:12:28 PM PDT by Bobibutu
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To: SkyPilot
I still want to know what King Rootin-Tootin died of.


44 posted on 05/10/2005 9:15:18 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: SkyPilot; Lijahsbubbe; dighton; aculeus; Yehuda; dennisw

45 posted on 05/10/2005 9:17:16 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: LasVegasMac
I'd lay even money that he was "farding" in his chariot, too.

Better then even moneyh he was farding in his grave as well. Wonder if Rush knows this ?

46 posted on 05/10/2005 9:18:02 PM PDT by jokar (On line data base http://www.trackingthethreat.com/db/index.htm)
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To: SkyPilot
Oh excuse me guys, I thought I was walking into a Egyptian History thread, not a "Moe's bar" thread.

See ya, Enjoy

47 posted on 05/10/2005 9:25:39 PM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: SkyPilot

Mama's, don't let you're babies grow up to be King tut's.


48 posted on 05/10/2005 9:35:47 PM PDT by MaxMax (GOD BLESS AMERICA)
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To: SkyPilot; blam; FairOpinion; Ernest_at_the_Beach; StayAt HomeMother; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; ...
Another Tut Topic. Thanks go to SkyPilot for posting it.
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Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
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49 posted on 05/10/2005 10:39:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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CT Scans Show What King Tut Looked Like
Yahoo News | 5/10/05 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF/AP
Posted on 05/10/2005 1:20:56 PM PDT by wagglebee
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1400457/posts


50 posted on 05/10/2005 10:41:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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