24 December 2008

King Tutankhamun's father is .....

Experts claim they know who Tutankhamun's daddy was!

Apparently the good folks got hold of a missing bit of a limestone block that painted a clearer picture.

"The block shows the young Tutankhamun and his wife, Ankhesenamun, seated together. The text identifies Tutankhamun as the 'king's son of his body, Tutankhaten,' and his wife as the 'king's daughter of his body, Ankhesenaten,'" Hawass said.

They still don't know who was King Tut's mother. Well, looks like the DNA tests on the mummified fetuses are still going on.

As a recap, these fetuses were found in Tut's tomb and were believed to be his children. Hence, these tests will pinpoint the King's mother.