Sa-Nakht, the “Giant Pharaoh” who ruled Egypt more than 4,700 years ago

Ancient Egypt has many mysteries, but few people know about those related to one of the pharaohs of the Third Dynasty – Sa-Nakht.

* New studies suggest the Egyptian pharaoh may actually have been: a giant.

* His skull revealed that he had a disproportionate size for his time.

Giants have always been present in human culture. Mythological giants, real specimens of giant animals and especially tall people.

However, more than 4,700 years ago there was Sa-nakht, a pharaoh who was proportionally enormous in stature.


The discovery was unveiled by a team of researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Later, the remains were handed over to scientists from the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, who have analyzed the studies on the pharaoh’s remains in detail for many years, to reach the conclusion that it must have measured almost two meters.

“Sa-Nakht or Sanajt was a remarkably tall man for his time, standing around 1.97m tall. Previous studies on Egyptian mummies have shown that the average height for men back then was around 1, 68m,” explained Michael Habicht, an Egyptologist at the university and co-author of the paper published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

The specialist added that “most of the ancient Egyptian royalty were better fed and in better health than the rest”, so it was “normal” that they were taller, “However, there was no history of this type in the whole history of Egypt. “Until now, Habicht told Live Science. Since the highest testimony corresponded to Ramses II, who measured 1.75 m. The same one that existed a millennium after Sa-Nakht.”

The remains were found in 1901, in the Mastaba K2, at the Bet Khalaf site. And what was most striking then was the large size of his skull.

However, for many decades, these pharaonic tombs were “abandoned” by scientists, until the Zurich team decided to investigate further into that famous skull of unusual measurements.

Sa-Nakht was a ruler of the Egyptian dynasty III (which began with his reign in 2700 BC and ended in 2630 BC with Huny) at this time began the period that modern historians call ” Ancient Kingdom of Egypt”.

On the other hand, and according to the scientists… the tests carried out “seem” to confirm that Sa-Nakht suffered from gigantism. However, records of malformations of the pharaoh during his adulthood were never found, which makes things even more complicated.

Well, it is not possible to give a final verdict if there is not enough evidence.

Investigations into the ruler’s remains continue. Soon they will carry out an analysis of the genetics of the remains of the pharaoh. This would confirm once and for all whether he was suffering from acromegaly or whether his size was of “natural origin.”

Could Sa-Nakht be related to these ancient beings? The possibility that a descendant of a Nephilim ruled Egypt is not something that would sit well with religion or archaeology, so the truth is likely to be kept out of the picture.

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