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The female pharaoh Hatshepsut might have accidentally poisoned herself with a carcinogenic skin treatment, according to a new study.
King Tut may have been hastily sealed into his tomb even before the paint on its walls had time to dry, according to new research.
An Egyptian princess is the earliest known sufferer of heart disease, according to a recent study suggesting clogged arteries have plagued civilizations for millennia.
A new hypothesis that King Tut was killed by a hippopotamus is the latest attempt to solve one of ancient history’s most perplexing riddles.
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