Monday, December 15, 2008

Some cool stuff about the 1st female pharaoh

Due to recent research, researchers found out that Pharaoh Hatsheput was fat (don't ask me how they figured that out. It probably had something to do with her bone structure), had diabetes, and died of cancer. A surprising fact is that Hatsheput was buried with a tooth that matched a hole in her mouth (pictured at right), believed to be a royal symbol. I sort of wonder if loosing a tooth really is a royal symbol for pharaohs or if it was considered "lucky" if you lost a tooth just before you died. It is also believed that she died at the age of 50.

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