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From: Cheryl Simani <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Queen of Egypt Mummy...
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 15:40:01 -0700 (PDT)
>From what I've read most of the mummies in museums are from later periods - Persian, Greek, and Roman. This would be a great project for some clever researcher. It would provide us with interesting insights. I vote that all ancient remains be tested for mt/Y DNA and also carbon dated. This data, combined with the geographic info, would yeild a marvelous mapping of our ancestors.
Gabriela Novak <> wrote:
Do you know if any of the Egyptian mummies stored in museums around
the world have been tested?
On 29-Jun-07, at 4:19 PM, Cheryl Simani wrote:
> It seems that the Egyptian authorities are tightly controlling all
> DNA testing on the royal mummies. A few years back they make the
> assertion that (their) DNA tests proved modern Egyptians are the
> direct descendants of the ancient Egyptians. This statement smacks
> of a political agenda.
> "Peter J. Roberts"
> This is one of several news reports noting that Douglas Wallace
> would DNA test a mummy believed to be Ramesses I.
> Dr. Wallace told me he has no DNA results because the mummy was
> returned to Eqypt and he was not permitted to complete the project.
> I find it remarkable that there are no published DNA results from
> Eqyptian royal mummies.
> Sincerely, Peter
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