Photo: Egypt Mummies Moved for DNA Tests; Pharaoh Among Them?



Three mummies have been moved from Egypt's Valley of the Kings to a DNA lab at Cairo's Egyptian Museum, where they will undergo extensive studies of their origins, Egyptian officials recently announced.

Some experts already have a hunch that a male mummy (above, in a 2005 photograph) included in the three belongs to the pharaoh Thutmose I, who ruled from 1504 to 1492 B.C. and was the father of Queen Hatshepsut.

Photograph courtesy Mohamed Megahed/Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities


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