Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Journal of the Amercian Medical Association is reporting that the Younger Lady whose mummy was found in the Valley of the Kings tomb KV35 has been identified as the mother of Tutankhamun by DNA testing of 11 mummies from Egypt's New Kingdom.  The article confirms that the mummy from tomb KV55 was Tutankhamun's father, which significanly increases the chances that the KV55 mummy is that of Akhenaten.

There are no indications craniosynostoses or Marfans.

Addendum: for a background on the mummy of the Younger Lady please refer to this press release from 2007



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