A Conversation for Marfan Syndrome
Tutankamun's stillborn daughters
BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows Started conversation Jan 2, 2005
P.S. I've just been reading the book, Nefertiti, by the Egyptologist, Joann Fletcher.(Yes, a Christmas present). Fletcher mentions two miniature coffins which had been found inside Tutankamun's tomb. Each contained the mummy of a stillborn female child. These were presumed to be Tutankamun's children by his wife Ankhesenamen.
X-Ray examination of these revealed that one of them had suffered from spina bifida, scoliosis and a shoulder deformity; thus having had passed on the scoliotic condition that had afflicted both Akhenaten and his son, Tutankhamun.
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