King Tut died from malaria, broken leg

The "Coffinette for the Viscera of Tutankhamun" is seen at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

February 16, 2010 8:08:55 AM PST
Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun suffered from a cleft palate and club foot, likely forcing him to walk with a cane, and died from complications from a broken leg exacerbated by malaria, according to the most extensive study ever of his mummy.

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