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Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery

Archaeology News: Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery

(University of Manchester) Using ‘next generation’ DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous ‘Two Brothers’ mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. The Two Brothers are the Museum’s oldest mummies and amongst the best-known human remains in its Egyptology collection. They are the mummies of two elite men — Khnum-nakht and Nakht-ankh — dating to around 1800 BC. ……Read More…….

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