Egyptologist and former Minister for Antiquities says yes, but you have to wait, writes Jamie Seidel at Cosmos Weekly.
It’s the face that has launched a thousand books, not to mention millions of package tours and fashion items. Now a leading archaeologist claims he has found the body of Egypt’s most famous ancient queen – Nefertiti.
Egyptologist Dr Zahi Hawass says he has used DNA to identify the body of the wife of Egypt’s ‘heretic king’ Pharaoh Akhenaten. And he knows her exact relationship to Egypt’s most famous son – Pharaoh Tutankhamun, also known as King Tut.
He’s going to wait until October to tell the world formally.
November 4th will be the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. And Egypt is planning to make the event the centre of a national celebration.
“In October, we will be able to announce the discovery of the mummy of Ankhesenamun (Tutankhamun’s wife) and her mother, Nefertiti.”
–Dr Zahi Hawass
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