June 6, 2008
Three mummies have been moved from the Valley of the Kings in Luxor to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to begin extensive studies of their origins, Egyptian authorities recently announced.
Two female mummies found in a tomb known as KV21 and one male mummy found outside the tomb of Pharaoh Seti II, who ruled Egypt from 1200 to 1194 B.C., will undergo CAT scans and DNA analysis.
Finally. I’d love to see a decent break down of their DNA types. My insider at the British museum told me they hadn’t had any luck the few times they’d tried sampling theirs, and that the samples were too fragile to start wrenching around to get at their teeth.
Apparently the mummy ‘Ginger’ is in a stable condition now, his head isn’t peeling anymore, which is nice. I still can get hold of the results of the tests the Egyptians ran on the others.