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Akhenaton may have suffered from two genetic disorders

The Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton’s voluptuous body shape and elongated head and neck, recorded in ancient depictions of the male ruler, have long perplexed historians. Irwin Braverman, a professor of dermatology and an expert on visual diagnosis at the Yale University School of Medicine, is offering a theory on the characteristics, which are not found in representations of other pharaohs: Akhenaton may have suffered from two genetic disorders that affect body shape.

Tutankhamun's Father identified

An inscribed limestone block found in a storeroom at el Ashmunein shows that Tutankhamun was the child of Akhenaten. The stone block was used in the construction of the temple of Thoth during the reign of Ramesses II. See also:

New Theory about Akhenaten

The pharoah's female form was due to a genetic mutation that caused his body to convert an excessive number of its male hormones to female hormones, Dr. Irwin Braverman was due to tell a conference on the deaths of historic figures. U.S. Egyptologist Donald B. Redford backed Dr. Braverman's belief that Akhenaten had Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder marked by lengthened features, including fingers and the face.

Hawass article about KV55

Hawass argues on ground of newly made CT scans that the mummy found in KV55 is that of Akhenaten.

Hawass chides anti-Akhenaten statements

Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme council of Antiquities(ESCA) Zahi Hawwas slammed statements by British Professor Barry Kemp and Professor Jerry Rose, of the University of Arkansas, USA, distorting the history of pharaonic King Akhenaten and the construction of his city in Amarna.

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