Hatshepsut the Female Pharaoh Was One Sickly Lady.

Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh whose mummy was recently found, turned out to be one sickly lady:

Preliminary examination of the 3,000-year-old mummy has now revealed that Hatshepsut was obese, had decayed teeth and possibly suffered from a skin disease.

'Her mouth shows the presence of many dental cavities, periapical (root) inflammation and pockets,' said Ashraf Selim, radiologist at Cairo University, who examined the mummy.

The mummy also showed signs of a rather disgusting skin disease on the face and neck, which, Selim believes, might have added to Hatshepsut's health problems.

Link - via Scribal Terror

Here's a picture of the mummy, if you'd like to see it: Link


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And she most likely got better healthcare than anyone in the country. Her subjects didn't live long enough to develop those things- and I bet they certainly didn't get the chance to become obese!
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