Egyptian Mummy’s Curse: Oldest Heart Disease Case | LiveScience.com


Ancient Eguptian mummy as imaged with CT scanner. Credit: Dr. Michael Miyamoto

Ancient Eguptian mummy as imaged with CT scanner. Credit: Dr. Michael Miyamoto

Another mummy,  ancient Egyptian Princess Ahmose-Maryet-Amon,  would also have needed bypass surgery if she’d lived today, according to researchers who examined the mummy and found blocked arteries in her heart in what’s now the oldest case of human heart disease.

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