Ancient Egyptian had cancer

Egyptian experts have found early evidence of cancer in the skull of a workman who helped build the Giza pyramids near present-day Cairo 4,600 years ago. A researcher said lesions in the skull pointed to carcinoma, a type of cancer. The workman was aged about 35 to 40 when he died.

"In our excavations of the tombs of the workmen who built the pyramids we found two cemeteries. In the lower cemetery of the workmen who moved the stones to build the pyramid we found one skull. It's very important." said Zahi Hawas, archaeologist director of the Giza plateau where the pyramids are situated. Reuters - Cairo

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