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Egypt to soon announce King Tut DNA test results

Egypt to soon announce King Tut DNA test results

Egypt's archaeology chief will soon announce the results of DNA testing and CT scans on the mummy of King Tutankhamun to resolve mysteries about his lineage.
In a statement by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass says he would hold a press conference on Feb. 17 to reveal the results of the tests in comparison to those done on King Amenhotep III, a possible grandfather.
The effort is part of a wider program to check the DNA of hundreds of mummies to determine their identities and family relations. The program could help determine Tutankhamun's family lineage, which has long been a source of mystery.
Sunday's statement also said a robot would be sent into the Great Pyramid of Khufu to discover the secrets of its hidden passageways.


Updated : 2020-12-04 10:14 GMT+08:00