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Mummy Dna ­nravels Ancient Egyptians' Ancestry


Excavation, Abusir el-Meleq, Egypt

Excavations in the ancient city of Abusir el-Meleq.

Credit: Petr Bonek/Alamy

The tombs of ancient Egypt have yielded golden collars and ivory bracelets, but another treasure—human DNA—has proved elusive.

From Nature
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