Annals of Archaeology: All the King's Men

After nearly a century of "modern" archaeology in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, it is surprising that any substantial finds remain to be uncovered, but archaeologist Kent R. Weeks discovered last year what appears to be a huge complex of tombs. Purported to be the most important archaeological find since the discovery of King Tut's tomb, the complex may be the burial place for fifty two of Ramess II's sons (no sperm deficiency in those days! - see below). The familial relationships may be proven using 3000 year-old DNA from the mummies. Douglas Preston takes us along as he and the scientific team explore rooms that have been closed for three millenia.

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Douglas Preston

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Monday, January 22, 1996