Hawass To Announce King Tut DNA Results





One of history's greatest mysteries -- the family lineage of the boy pharaoh King Tut -- may soon be solved.

Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, has announced on Sunday he would hold a press conference on Feb. 17 to reveal the results of DNA tests on the world's most famous pharaoh.

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.

King Tut's DNA results will be most likely compared to those made of King Amenhotep III, who may have been Tutankamen's grandfather.



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