King Tut Was Disabled, Malarial, and Inbred, DNA Shows
"Frail boy" needed cane, says study, which also found oldest genetic proof of malaria.
A new DNA study says, King Tut was a frail pharaoh, beset by malaria and a bone disorder—his health possibly compromised by his newly discovered incestuous origins.
The report is the first DNA study ever conducted with ancient Egyptian royal mummies. It apparently solves several mysteries surrounding King Tut, including how he died and who his parents were.