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Hatty's Mummy has been found!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by eriadoc, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. eriadoc

    eriadoc Chieftain

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  2. Slobadog

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    Your right. Not directly Civ-related, but interesting :)
     
  3. eriadoc

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    I figured it was better than all those topics, lol.
     
  4. Aramazd

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    Wow this is interesting.
     
  5. Sir Janus

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    That's not my hatty.
     
  6. Breunor

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    I think its not your HAtty. I think the speculation is that Hapshepsut is a differnt mummy found there. We will see what Hawass says.

    This is MAJOR, MAJOR news in Egyptology. Its really huge. Hawass had denied the find originally, we will see what changed his mind.

    WOW!

    Breunor
     
  7. ParkCungHee

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    Yes but I think it will make for some new fanservice in the next patch :lol:
     
  8. Tristan daCunha

    Tristan daCunha Pacifist Aggressive

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    If that mummy is Hatty, they will need to re-do her leaderhead!
     
  9. Psyringe

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    That's exactly why I'm very skeptical. :) Finding Hatty's mummy is huge enough a topic for even a reluctant scientist to delude himself a little. Anyway, let's see what evidence he has to offer in today's press conference. My prediction is that the experts' opinions will be very divided afterwards.
     
  10. ParkCungHee

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    Grrr. I always was jealous of people who study egypt get their own -ology. I want to be a Teutonologist. :p
     
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    You should read the CFC forums instead of your news magazine. You would've known about it a whole day earlier. :)
     
  13. Psyringe

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    Here's the result of the press conference:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/06/27/egypt.mummy.ap/

    DNA testing sounds pretty conclusive, as long as the inner organs that were used for cross-referencng can safely be attributed to Hatshepsut (which I'm currently not sure about).

    Unfortunately (though not unexpectedly), CNN is a bit short with regards to the details that matter ...
     
  14. kristopherb

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    does religion freakishness run in the family.
     
  15. StevenJoyce

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    The New York Times article has more details on the testing:

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Egypt-Lost-Queen.html

    They matched DNA from the mummy to DNA from Hatty's grandmother. They also matched a tooth taken from a box of internal organs labeled with Hatty's name to the mummy. The mitochondrial DNA tests are only preliminary at this point (regular DNA comes from both parents, mitochondrial DNA comes only from the mother, and the lack of mix-and-match over generations allows for more precise determinations of ancestry).
     
  16. eriadoc

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    I think we should start a petition for the press to start referring to her as "Hatty" :lol:
     
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  20. Thunderfall

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    Wow, you guys are quick! I just saw the news at Yahoo and was going to post a thread about it, only to find there are 3 threads on this already!

    I've merged the 3 threads into 1.
     

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