Oldest cast of breast cancer discovered in
Aswan's Tombs of the Nobles
Thursday, March 26, 2015
New Discovery, Aswan: Spanish archaeological mission discovers oldest case of breast cancer
The archaeological mission of Spain’s Jaen University revealed a new discovery at the Tombs of the Nobles in Aswan on Tuesday.
The team also discovered an unknown medication that the woman was taking to cure her disease.
The Director of Aswan and Nubia Artefacts Nasr Salama noted that the scientific discovery was made under the supervision of Miguel Ortega, one of the world’s pre-eminent anthropologists.
The Spanish archaeological mission has been working at the Tombs of the Nobles in Aswan since 2008, concentrating their efforts on discovering the daily life and funerary rites of the rulers and their families who lived during the 6th Dynasty in Ancient Egypt.