Queen Hatshepsut Found? She Would Have Been a Prime Pharma Consumer

A light lunch hour post...Word came yesterday of what may be the biggest breakthrough in Egyptology since King Tut's tomb was found: discovery of what is believed to be the mummy of Hatshepsut, the most famous female Egyptian pharoah.   Hatshepsut has always been one of the great enigmas of ancient Egypt, especially since  her son ordered her name stricken from every official document after her death.  She died at about 50, was obese, likely had diabetes and cancer, and suffered from a skin disease and tooth decay, while the tension with her son might have made her a prime candidate for antidepressants.  More from Discovery news.  (A documentary is planned for later this month) -AMS