A new study of 259 mummies has provided direct evidence of incest by measuring Pharaohs' height variations and comparing it to the variation of the general Egyptian population at the time.Pictured is the mummy of Pharaoh Ramses IV, who was a 21st dynasty king who ruled for only six years (1152-1145 BC)'It is actually one of the largest collections of body height of ancient Egyptians and spans all major periods of their history,' Professor Frank Rühli from the University of Zurich told Discovery News.It can be difficult for an individual to disclose sexual assault or abuse when they know the perpetrator.It can be especially difficult if the perpetrator is a family member.
The term incest refers to sexual contact between family members.
The dark, disturbing secrets of a picturesque Australian valley where unwashed children born from generations of incest lived with physical deformities in a 'cult' of 40 adults and youngsters emerged today.
The children found living in filth in sheds and broken down caravans had numerous disabilities from their inbred births, including a boy with a walking impairment and severe psoriasis, another with hearing and sight problems and yet another boy whose eyes were misaligned.
Sometimes, I've heard, even brothers and sisters develop certain affections.
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Previous DNA testing of King Tutankhamun has revealed the Pharaoh was born from a marriage between sibling.