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King Tut’s Mask May Not Have Been His–10 Things You Need to Know Was King Tut's mask really made for him? Credit: Wikimedia Commons

King Tut’s Mask May Not Have Been His–10 Things You Need to Know

British professor-egyptologists Joanne Fletcher has put forward a brand new hypothesis about the origin of the famous golden mask of Tutankhamun. She included the theory in her new book “Valley of the Kings: The Golden Age of Egypt”. Despite a number of well-founded arguments, Egyptian scientists were quick to refute the bold assumption.

Scientists Find “New Kind” of Ancient Human–10 Things You Need to Know Fragmented parts of a human skull found in the Panninge cave. Credit: University of Hasanuddin

Scientists Find “New Kind” of Ancient Human–10 Things You Need to Know

Paleogeneticists isolated DNA from the remains of a young woman who died in South Sulawesi about 7.3-7.2 thousand years ago and found that her genome contains fewer genes from Denisovans than most modern Australian Aborigines and Papuans. In addition, it belongs to a previously undescribed population of hunter-gatherers, whose ancestors may have come to Sulawesi before the Papuans, Australian, and Tasmanian aborigines.