DNA Tests May Reveal Whether Tutankhamun Really Had Royal Blood
Hawley, Caroline, The Independent (London, England)
EXPERTS IN Egypt and Japan are using DNA analysis on the mummy of King Tutankhamun in an attempt to solve one of ancient Egypt's great mysteries - who exactly he was.
Although the magnificent contents of his tomb, including his golden mask, have made him one of Egypt's most famous pharaohs, very little is known about the boy king's birth, short reign or death while still in his teens.
Egyptian antiquities officials say the 4,500 items found around his coffin when Howard Carter opened his tomb in 1922 yielded few clues. They hope that modern scientific techniques might help to end a controversy about how he came to the throne more than 3,000 years ago. …
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