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Hawass: Royal Mummies Study to Start in April

Fri 01 Mar 2019 | 05:32 PM
Hassan El-Khawaga

By Ali Abu Dashish and Hassan El-Khawaga 

CAIRO, March 1 (SEE) - Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said on Friday that a national Egyptian project to study the royal mummies would be launched next month.

Delivering a lecture on the ancient Egyptian civilization at the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Hawass revealed that the project is set to search for the mummies of Queen Nefertiti and Ankhesenamun, the wife of Tutankhamun, via DNA analysis and Computed Tomography (CT) scans.

The lecture was attended by Queen of Denmark Margrethe II and Egyptian Ambassador in Copenhagen Ayman Alkaffas.

During his speech, Hawass asserted that Egypt is safe, inviting the Danish people to visit the country.

He further gave another lecture at Aarhus University, the largest and second oldest research university in Denmark, on the discovery of the mummies of Queen Hatshepsut and the family of King Tutankhamun in addition to the new discoveries around the pyramids and the new tombs in Saqqara.

Many Danish newspapers interviewed Hawass, who said he is leading an Egyptian international team to restore stolen artifacts.

It is worth noting that Prince Henrik of Denmark, who passed away in 2018, visited the Pyramids accompanied by Hawass three years ago.