The ancient Egyptians looked on dwarfs as magical figures and elevated some to the status of gods, an American doctor's study says.
Per-Ankh: Ancient Egypt
Dwarfs honoured in ancient Egypt
Dwarfs honoured in ancient Egypt
Dwarfs honoured in ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians looked on dwarfs as magical figures and elevated some to the status of gods, an American doctor's study says.

The ancient Egyptians looked on dwarfs as magical figures and elevated some to the status of gods, an American doctor's study says.

Dr Chahira Kozma, of Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, has used inscriptions and representations on tomb and temple walls, papyrus documents and other objects, as well as human remains, to see how achondroplasia, a cause of the most common type of dwarfism, was regarded in ancient times.

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