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BethAnn Decker
BethAnn Decker • 1 year ago

Authorities in Cairo announced in July of 2007 that the remains of a mummy discovered in the Valley of the Kings, was that of Queen Hatshpsut, a female pharaoh that ruled in the 15th century. DNA analysis was used to identify the first royal Egyptian mummy since King Tut in 1922.

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Scientists have for the first time - with the help of DNA - been able to identify this skull as belonging to  King Tut's father Akhenaten. He and Tutankhamun's mother (whose name is unknown, although her mummy has now been identified) were brother & sister!

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Outer coffin of Queen Merytamun (M10C 119). Photograph by Harry Burton, 1929. Archives of the Egyptian Expedition, Department of Egyptian Art. metmuseum.org

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19th C. BCE - 18th C. BCE. Female, naked with raised arms holding objects, headdress, wings and bird-like feet. She is often believed to be an aspect of Ishtar the Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu, called Lilith in the Bible, the first female. Old Babylonian period called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. British Museum.

Queen Nefertiti - According to the official accounts, the bust was discovered by a local workman attached to the team of German archaeologist, Ludwig Borchardt on the afternoon of the 6th December 1912, while they were excavating the remains of the deserted ancient city of Amarna, once the capital of the so called heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten and his Queen, Nefertiti.

Portrait head of Queen Tiye, Grandmother of Tutankhamun, 18th Dynasty, 1382 - 1344 B.C. Altes Museum, Berlin.

A new DNA study has shown that Tutankhamun was disabled, inbred, and died of malaria.“He was not a very strong pharaoh. He was not riding the chariots,” said study team member Carsten Pusch, a geneticist at Germany’s University of Tübingen. “Picture instead a frail, weak boy who had a bit of a club foot and who needed a cane to walk.”