Ancient Egyptian pharaoh might have been world’s ‘first known giant’

The possible skull of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Sanakht of the Third Dynasty. (Public Domain photo)

The reported remains of ancient Egyptian pharaoh, Sanakht, were recently examined a study conducted says he might have been the world’s first known giant.

A study co-authored Michael Habicht, an Egyptologist at the University of Zurich's Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, estimates that Sanakht would have stood at 6 feet, 1.6 inches tall.

The tallest ancient Egyptian pharaoh recorded, who lived more than 1,000 years after Sanakht, was only believed to have stood at 5 feet, 9 inches (1.75 m tall, Habicht was quoted by Live Science website as saying.

Sanakht was an ancient Egyptian king (also known as pharaoh) of the Third Dynasty during the Old Kingdom.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54