3,300-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Had a Tumor With TEETH!
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3,300 years ago, an Egyptian woman died with a pelvis full of teeth. This may seem like a bizarre story, but it’s actually pretty common. Teratomas are tumors that grow tissues from elsewhere in the body, and they often contain teeth, hair, or even eyes. This particular teratoma was probably pretty painful, but it’s unclear whether it contributed to the woman’s death. The researchers who discovered the tumor think that the woman may have been infertile, and they speculate that she may have been trying to conceive a child when she died.