Skeletal dysplasia in ancient Egypt

@article{Kozma2008SkeletalDI,
  title={Skeletal dysplasia in ancient Egypt},
  author={Chahira Kozma},
  journal={American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A},
  year={2008},
  volume={146A}
}
  • C. Kozma
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A
The ancient Egyptian civilization lasted for over 3000 years and ended in 30 BCE. Many aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, including the existence of skeletal dysplasias, and in particular achondroplasia, are well known through the monuments and records that survived until modern times. The hot and dry climate in Egypt allowed for the preservation of bodies and skeletal anomalies. The oldest dwarf skeleton, the Badarian skeleton (4500 BCE), possibly represents an epiphyseal disorder. Among the… 
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