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Were the Tut family mummies destroyed in Egyptian riots?

Famed pharaoh’s great-grandparents might have had their heads ripped off


 

According to reports cited by Discovery News, the mummies of King Tutankhamun’s great-grandparents might have had their heads ripped off during the recent rioting in Egypt. Al Jazeera footage suggests the two mummies vandalized at the museum might have been Yuya and Tiuya, identified in recent DNA testing as King Tut’s family members. According to Al Jazeera footage, wooden statues from the pharaoh’s tomb have also been smashed.

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Were the Tut family mummies destroyed in Egyptian riots?

  1. I'm pretty sure the destroyed mummies are not Tuya and Yuya (grand-grandparents of Tut). I don't even think those are mummies from the Royal Mummy-room. I have been there 2 weeks ago and I don't recognize these mummies. Maybe those are mummies from the "storage-room" (where they keep mummies and things without showing them)?

    I'm from The Netherlands, hopefully my English is understandable :)

    Sonaya

  2. I'm pretty sure the destroyed mummies are not Tuya and Yuya (grand-grandparents of Tut). I don't even think those are mummies from the Royal Mummy-room. I have been there 2 weeks ago and I don't recognize these mummies. Maybe those are mummies from the "storage-room" (where they keep mummies and things without showing them)?

    I'm from The Netherlands, hopefully my English is understandable :)

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