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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Discovery News: King Tut's DNA Revealed

On February 17th, the results of King Tut's DNA will be revealed by noted Archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. The DNA will be tested against several hundred mummies in order to test the theory that Amenhotep III was his father.

The long awaited announcement will be "about the secrets of the family and the affiliation of Tutankhamun, based on the results of the scientific examination of the Tutankhamun mummy following DNA analysis," Hawass said in a statement. Read more about the DNA results of King Tut at Discovery News By Rossella Lorenzi


Gail Heather said...

I hope the DNA tests are conclusive. I've puzzled over late 18th Dynasty relationships. Understanding who these people were and where their ideas came from will tell us much about the foundations of civilization.

The Ancient Digger said...

Gail, I agree with you. We've come so far with technology and medical procedures that you would think it would be easier to arrive at conclusive results.

RS Wing said...

These results should answer a lot of questions regarding the true lineage. There's been so much speculation and different theories, let's hope these findings will be conclusive.

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You would think it would be easier to arrive at conclusive results.

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