Ancient Egypt ruled by GIANT pharaoh as 4,700-year-old remains found
The bones were discovered in an elite tomb which was the custom for rulers at the time, suggesting that the ancient king was not given any preferential treatment for his relatively gigantic size.
Despite the suggestion that Sanakht was a mythical creature, researchers state the pharaoh suffered from gigantism – and they add that his is likely the oldest recorded case in the world.
Gigantism causes an individual to become much taller than the average and also rapidly expands feet, hand forehead jaw and nose.
The skull of Sanakht
Franz Winkelmeier, the tallest man of the 18th century, suffered from gigantism
The team from the University of Zurich said in their research: “Sanakht probably had gigantism, truly being the oldest known palaeopathological case in the world.