Photo: Oldest Malarial Mummies Shed Light on Disease Evolution



The mummy of Pharaoh Ramses I, seen above, was among those found in the Valley of the Kings in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes.

Two other mummies found in Thebes were recently shown to have had the oldest known cases of malaria, scientists announced in October 2008.

Photograph by DEA/S. Vannini/De Agostini Picture Library/Getty


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