I'd love for a tomb of one of the daughters of Nefertiti and Akhenaten to be found. As reported last week, we know that it looks like Dr Hawass is about to report the discovery of a new tomb in the Valley of the Kings. In the meantime we all speculate on whose tomb that may be. (I really must get a new poll set up.) While researching DNA testing. I found this story from National Geographic in August 2008. On that occasion, Zahi is reported as saying:
"The fetuses will help us determine whether [King Tut's wife and daughter of Nefertiti] Ankhesenamun was a half sister or a full sister," said Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. "If the fetus DNA matches King Tut's DNA and Ankhesenamun['s DNA], then they shared the same mother."That's twice now that Dr Hawass as reported that DNA testing may reveal details about Nefertiti and/or Ankhsenenamun. That quote definitely strongly suggests he has access to Ankhesenamun's DNA for testing purposes, from which we would have to conclude that Ankhesenamun's mummy, and possibly her tomb, may have been found. Is that a journalist mis-reporting what Dr Hawass said, Zahi's usual (over-)enthusiasm, or did it slip out by accident that Ankhesenamun has been found? Remember the reports of KV64 go back before August 2008, although it was only in October 2008 that Dr Hawass himself said new tombs have been found. There was no mention of testing Nefertiti's DNA in the quote so presumably she hadn't been located at that point.