Comment on: Familial epilepsy in the pharaohs of ancient Egypt's eighteenth dynasty
- PsychologyEpilepsy & Behavior
Paleopathology of the juvenile Pharaoh Tutankhamun—90th anniversary of discovery
- MedicineVirchows Archiv
Summarising all findings which have been collected between 1922 and 2010, including computed tomography and molecular pathology, a diversity of disease is verifiable: chronic/degenerative diseases and inflammatory disease.
Concepts behind epilepsy among Egyptian patients. Is it a disease or a possession?!
- Medicine, PsychologyEpilepsy Research
Purported medical diagnoses of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, c. 1325 BC-.
- MedicineHomo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschen
Mummified daughters of King Tutankhamun: archeologic and CT studies.
- MedicineAJR. American journal of roentgenology
The results of this study may set a precedent for use of CT and forensic image analysis in the study of ancient mummified fetuses.
Let that Be Your Last Battlefield: Tutankhamun and Disability
Tutankhamun is the most iconic and recognized figure from ancient Egypt but remains embroidered and hyperbolized. There has been little to no recognition or consensus within scholarly communities of…
A Review of Epilepsy Stigma in Egypt
- Psychology, Medicine
This review discusses the following definition; stigma and discrimination; historical background; factors affecting stigma; how to decrease the stigma of epilepsy and burden of stigma; and conclusion.
The Year 16 graffito of Akhenaten in Dayr Abū Ḥinnis. A Contribution to the Study of the Later Years of Nefertiti
A building inscription in a limestone quarry at Dayr Abū Ḥinnis dated to Year 16 of Akhenaten proves that Akhenaten and Nefertiti were still the royal couple near the end of his reign. It is the…
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Tutankhamun and his brothers. Familial gynecomastia in the Eighteenth Dynasty.
An alternative theory, that the gynecomastia of the last four hereditary pharaohs was actually representational and indicative of a familial abnormality in two or three generations, is suggested.
Ankylosing spondylitis in the pharaohs of ancient Egypt
- MedicineRheumatology International
An illustrated review is given on the radiological indications for their disease, together with the rough history of these pharaohs, the history of their tombs, of the detection of their mummies in the 19th century and of their paleopathological investigation.
Myotonic Dystrophy in Ancient Egypt
- MedicineEuropean Neurology
By studying the pictures of Akhenaton, it is concluded that he may have been affected by myotonic dystrophy (MD), and the available data on his family suggest that MD may have caused the end of the royal bloodline of the Eighteenth Dynasty.
Akhenaten and the Strange Physiques of Egypt's 18th Dynasty
- HistoryAnnals of Internal Medicine
Akhenaten was one of ancient Egypt's most controversial pharaohs because of his devotion to Aten, the Sun-disc, as his one-and-only god; he has a strange appearance in images produced after the introduction of his radical new religion.
Homocystinuria, a possible solution of the Akhenaten's mystery
A different disease that he could have suffered of homocystinuria--lack of cysthationine-synthase is proposed, which equally well explains his physical appearance but is better in explaining affecting and unaffecting of his relatives.
Epilepsy in the Graeco-Roman World: Hippocratic Medicine and Asklepian Temple Medicine Compared
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of the history of the neurosciences
This analysis of the practices of Hippocratic and Temple medicine in relation to epilepsy reveals some clear differences and also some overlapping features.
Malaria, mummies, mutations: Tutankhamun’s archaeological autopsy
- MedicineTropical medicine & international health : TM & IH
Alternative and differential diagnoses are discussed, among them, sickle cell disease and Gauche’s disease, which are considered to be the most probable cause of death of King Tut.
Did Akhenaten Suffer from Marfan's Syndrome?
- MedicineThe Biblical Archaeologist
The ancient Egyptian pharaoh, Akhenaten, caused himself to be portrayed in art in an entirely new way: a short torso, long head, neck, arms, hands and feet, pronounced collarbones, pot belly, heavy thighs, and poor muscle tone, leading researchers to look for an underlying medical condition.
Seqenenre Taa II, the violent death of a pharaoh
A rude letter from Apophis, ruler of the Hyksos invaders, complaining about the snoring of the hippopotami in the sacred pool at Thebes1 initiated the war that ultimately led to the restoration of…
Ancestry and pathology in King Tutankhamun's family.
Use of a multidisciplinary scientific approach showed the feasibility of gathering data on Pharaonic kinship and diseases and speculated about individual causes of death in Tutankhamun.