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

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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.