16:40 16 September 2012
A lot of theories as to how King Tut, a young Egyptian pharaoh who died in 1323 BC, surfaced since the body of the king was found. His death was blamed on leprosy, snakebite, murder, etc.
However, a recent research suggests that the young pharaoh who ruled Egypt in 1332 BC – 1323 BC, may have died due to temporal lobe epilepsy. The same research suggests that it’s the same disease to blame for his man boobs.
British scientist Hutan Ashrafian is convinced that historian missed an important evidence that could have solved the mysterious death of the boy king of Egypt.
He suggested that the king could have suffered from a type of epilepsy that can explain his feminized physique. Based on paintings and sculptures of the pharaoh, King Tut had unusually large breast and wide hips.
The same epilepsy in the brain’s temporal lobe can cause seizures that result to vivid hallucinations. Hutan believes that this can explain the king’s powerful visions.
Dr Ashrafian added: 'People with temporal lobe epilepsy who are exposed to sunlight get the same sort of stimulation to the mind and religious zeal.'
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