There has been a renewed interest lately (in the last few years) over what caused the death of King Tutankhamun, and a fair amount of speculation that he was murdered. Recent work by Eyptian scientists offer new evidence about King Tut. The scientists say that their analysis suggests that:
- “…the king may have had some form of inherited disease, a rare bone disorder affecting the foot called Kohler disease II, as well as a club foot and a curvature of the spine.”
They go on to suggest that the boy king broke his leg, and that this injury never healed propoerly making him more succestible to infection, and that when he contracted malaria it, combined with his weakened state, led to his demise.