The elusive disease of Pharaoh Siptah (19th dynasty, ca. 1200 BC): old problems and future perspectives

Michael E. Habicht, Elena Varotto, Francesco Maria Galassi, F. Donald Pate

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Abstract

In view of the upcoming Royal Mummy Project in Egypt and expected scientific publications, we wish to highlight some of the problems intrinsically associated with the diagnosis of diseases in the Ancient World, based on our experience studying royal remains from Ancient Egypt over the past years, e.g., Queen Meresankh III [1] or the unnamed potential royal mummy Cairo CG 61076 [2].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-748
Number of pages2
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume43
Issue number1
Early online date20 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

Keywords

  • Ancient Egypt
  • DNA methods
  • poliovirus
  • poliomyelitis

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