Named as a possible cause of death of Tutankhamun

Названа возможная причина гибели Тутанхамона

One of the most famous rulers of Ancient Egypt could die because of a broken leg and wound infections.

Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen died as a result of blood poisoning, which was received with a broken leg. This was stated by the Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass, reports the Daily Star.

According to the scientist, the question of the cause of death of a 19-year-old ruler of Egypt remains open because of injury on his body at the same time indicate an attack and an accident.

According to the researcher, Tutankhamun broke his leg when he fell from the chariot, and died from falling into the wound infection, two days after the incident. This hypothesis is indirectly confirmed by the latest DNA research of Pharaoh.

“We’ll soon know whether he has an infection or not. If there was, it will confirm the idea that he died in an accident, that is, crashed the chariot”, –said the scientist.

The results of the study will be published next year.

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