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Tuberculosis bacteria have been destroying spines for centuries.
In 1891 during an excavation in Thebes, French Egyptologist Eugène Grébaut discovered a mummy that dates the 21st dynasty (between 1077 BC and 943 BC).  The mummified body belonged to Nespaheran, a priest of Amun, who was between 25 and 30 years old when he died.  Osteological analysis revealed something interesting, a severely curved back due to destruction of the lower thoracic and upper lumbar vertebrae, which researchers believe is caused by spinal tuberculosis.
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Tuberculosis bacteria have been destroying spines for centuries.

In 1891 during an excavation in Thebes, French Egyptologist Eugène Grébaut discovered a mummy that dates the 21st dynasty (between 1077 BC and 943 BC).  The mummified body belonged to Nespaheran, a priest of Amun, who was between 25 and 30 years old when he died.  Osteological analysis revealed something interesting, a severely curved back due to destruction of the lower thoracic and upper lumbar vertebrae, which researchers believe is caused by spinal tuberculosis.

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