n South African Medical Journal - Akhenaten's mystery remains : correspondence
|Article Title||Akhenaten's mystery remains : correspondence|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Shiraz University of Medical Science, Iran|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
To the Editor: An unsolved mystery in the history of ancient Egypt is whether or not a familial disease was present among royal members of the 18th dynasty of the New Kingdom, which ruled from the mid- 16th to the early 11th centuries BC. The notion of a genetic disorder within this royal family originates mainly from sculptures and reliefs of Akhenaten and his family, which depict an elongated head, face and extremities, and undeveloped thorax with gynaecomastia.
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