King Tut died of sickle cell disease, say German researchers

Scientists from Hamburg's Bernhard Nocht Institute are challenging the assertion that Tutankhamun died of malaria and injuries from a fall. The German team believes that Tut's foot bones indicate sickle cell, a common disorder amongst Egypt's oases inhabitants. [AFP] » 6/23/10 11:13am 6/23/10 11:13am