Egyptian queens got arthritis too

After Cleopatra, Queen Nefertari is probably the most famous of Ancient Egypt’s pharaonic queens. She was tall, slim, beautiful – and suffered from arthritis in the knees, according to a radiographic study just published in the journal PLOS One.

Nefertari, the wife of the Pharaoh Ramses II who reigned around 1200 BC, is famous for the lavish paintings of her tomb in the Valley of the Queens, near Luxor in Egypt.