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From: Robert Hughes <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] King Tutankhamun's Y-DNA - Eureka!
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:56:05 -0500

Re: [DNA] King Tutankhamun's Y-DNA - Eureka!
Kathy (and others) seem to have the right approach in suggesting
caution around Tut’s data when she said “I would not trust the film
editor to show accurate readings. This film clip shows an STR of 9 for
DYS393 while talking about King Tut, when in fact it was from a
different mummy,”
Ask Archaeology Magazine about the danger of not having all the
information available. In the March/April 2010 issue, they have a
story about King Tut, the Boy King subtitled “Sculptures from Luxor
prove the Boy King was the scourge of Egypt’s foes.”
The author describes how wall drawings, sculptures and carvings
show a robust King Tut vanquishing enemy Nubians and Syrians while
fighting them from his chariot. One drawing shows Tut as a sphinx,
trampling the vanquished. All taken as “proof” of his military
Their story is very different from the DNA evidence that describes
a 19-year-old ruler with a cleft palate, brittle bones and a broken
leg, a clubfoot, using canes to walk and an immune system weakened by
congenial diseases. It’s likely that King Tut rarely left his palace,
much less Egypt in a chariot!
Regards, Robert
Link to Archaeology magazine’s march/April 2010 issue
“The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One”. Book by William Black
Don’t read it, you’ll just get depressed.

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