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New light on old X-rays

US medics Todd Grey and Richard Boyer have re-examined Tutankhamun's skull X-rays.

They say that the Pharaoh's uppermost neck bones - the cervical vertebrae - are fused.

If they are right, this means Tutankhamun was probably born with a rare condition known as Klippel-Feil syndrome.



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Dr Todd Grey examines the X-rays
Dr Todd Grey examines the X-rays
Image: Atlantic Productions

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