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.