Archaeology & History
Solving the mystery of Tutankhamun's lineage
By T.K. Randall
February 15, 2010 · 1 comment
Image Credit: Jon Bodsworth
Science and new technologies are helping to reveal more and more of the secrets of the boy King Tutankhamun.
DNA tests are being conducted on samples taken from the mummified body of Tutankhamun in an effort to trace his lineage, the results are expected to be released on Wednesday.
New technology is helping answer the riddles in the life, and death, of the boy pharaoh. And it's cracked other historical puzzles too. His golden funeral mask with its striped headdress has become the symbol of Egypt's ancient grandeur. Yet for all the fame that surrounds the boy King Tutankhamun, no one really knows who he was.
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