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DNA test to discover Tutankhamun’s parentage

Researchers are using DNA tests to discover the ancestry of pharaoh king Tutankhamun, whose lineage remains a mystery to Egyptologists.

His ancestry has been as much a source of speculation as his abrupt end.

“Until now, we don’t know who his father was. Was it Akhenaten or Amenhotep III,” Hawass told reporters at a press conference.

The antiquities chief said the testing would be done with help from experts at Cairo University’s faculty of medicine and would also include X-raying and the reconstruction of possible relatives’ features.

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