The boy-king Tutankhamun may have died from malaria according to the results of new scientific research carried out using DNA tests and CT scans.
Speculation has surrounded the death of the young pharaoh, who reigned around 3,000 years ago from the age of nine until his death age 19, ever since his mummified remains were discovered by British archaeologists in a tomb in the Valley of Kings in 1920s.
One theory holds that he died following a fall from his chariot, while another suggests that he was murdered with a blow to the back of his head. However scientists have now discovered traces of the malaria parasite in the pharaoh
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