New DNA analysis suggests Nefertiti was King Tut’s mom

A genetic investigation by French archaeologist Marc Gabolde is threatening to rewrite the history books on two of ancient Egypt's most iconic figures. For years, antiquities experts have assumed that Akhenaten and his unnamed sister were the parents of the world's most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun. And in fact,… » 2/12/13 8:04am 2/12/13 8:04am

Do we have the right to violate King Tut's medical privacy?

For the living, doctor/patient confidentiality is considered a basic right, something violated by only the most ethically bankrupt. Yet King Tutankhamen's deadly diseases, incestuous habits, and missing penis make international headlines. Should researchers reveal all this intimate, embarrassing information? » 9/13/10 11:02am 9/13/10 11:02am