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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Haplogroup R1b1a2 Henwood: R1b1a2 King Tut

My cousin in South Africa reported about a dna test done on the Pharaoh Tut in Egypt:

In the October 2011 edition of SHEMU, the magazine published by THE EGYPTIAN SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA (TESSA)

(as I have told you I have been a member of this Society since it was founded in 1997), an article titled

"KING TUT'S DNA FOUND IN WESTERN EUROPE". It is most thrilling to read what it states :-

"More than 50% of Western European men share a common ancestor with the Egyptian pharaoh TUTANKHAMUN, geneticists in Switzerland announed recently.

Scientists at Zurich's DNA genealogy centre IGENEA reconstructed the DNA profile of Tutankhamun, his father; Y-DNA profile of Tutankhamun
I'm afraid that Henwood's R1b1a2 is not a perfect match for King Tut but it is the same haplogroup.
from IGENEA page:

DYS# 393   390           19     391     385a     385b     439     389-1

Allele  13    24 8/14      11     11        14         10                    13
          13     23             14     11        11          11         12      12  Henwood

DYS# 392   389-2     458      437     448     GATA     H4      456      438

Allele   13    30           16        9     /  14           19         10        15         12
           13    29           17        15      19           10                     18         12

2/2/12:  Test results for Henwood just came in. 
The 3 numbers in red is where Henwood differs from Tut.  The blue numbers have not been tested for Henwood.  (Now they have). 

From his matches with people that have had the 67 allele test, it looks like he should also be R1b1a2a1a1a4.

AKHENATEN (who married NEFERTITI) and his grandfather AMENHOTEP III (who married TYE).

The results showed that they belonged to a genetic profile group known as haplogroup R1b1a2.

More than 50% of all men in Western Europe belong to the same group as the three pharaohs.

In Britain and Spain it is as high as 70%.

Interestingly, among modern Egyptians this haplogroup contingent is below one percent." (in my opinion this could be the

result of the onslaught of the Arab invasion which started from about 639 AD and has never ceased since then)

According to the Director of the IGENEA CENTRE ROMAN C SCHOLZ, here's the crunch line :


The IGENEA CENTRE has now launched a DNA testing project to search for what they call "the closest living relative of


It is now thought that Tut's father was Akhenaten and his mother was either Akhanaten's sister, or more likely Queen Nefertiti, who was so very beautiful and was a 1st cousin to Akhenaten.

Test kits are sold online.

You can follow this report in Reuters,
7/12/13: Reference update: