Monday, April 26, 2010

Tutankhamun and R1b1b2 DNA


It would seem that recent testing of the DNA of the mummy of Tutankhamun and the mummies of other 18th Dynasty royals have demonstrated that Tutankhamun and his grandfather Amenhotep III belong to R1b1b2 a haplogroup found commonly in Western Europe. This has caused a great upset in certain circles. However those who accept the revision of Egyptian history suggested by the Jewish genius Immanuel Velikovsky should not be surprised. It would seem that Zahi Hawass is also hiding more results that don't fit with accepted Eygptologists theories. Reading through all the discussions it would seem that there is a break in the Y-dna of the 18th Dynasty. One article on Wikipedia states that the dna evidence shows Thutmose III is not the son of Thutmose II. However reading the study the article references this doesn't seem to be what it says. However I do believe there may be a break in the y-dna line and that Amenhotep II is not the natural son of Thutmose III but his relative and adopted son.

Velikovsky and Isaac Newton stated that Thutmose III was the Pharoah Shishak mentioned in the Bible who sacked Jerusalem in the 5th year of the reign of King Rehoboam the son of King Solomon. Velikovsky also in his book "Ages in Chaos" associated the Queen of Sheba with Queen Hatshepsut who was the aunt, step mother and regent for Thutmose III. Egyptologists state that Thutmose II who was the husband of Hatshepsut was also the father of Thutmose III by another wife Iset. We know that Queen Hatshepsut had a sister Nefrubity who disappears from Egyptian history and is assumed to have died young by many Egyptologists. However some who follow Velikovsky believe that she was the Royal Egyptian wife of King Solomon. I propose that Amenhotep II (Prince Siamun) is in fact the young cousin of Thutmose III who was brought back to Egypt with his mother at the time of his raid on Egypt and with the death of his own son Amenemhat made him his heir. Thutmose III married his aunt who now took the name Hatshepsut-Merytre in honour of her older sister. Thus Amenhotep II became the step son of Thutmose III. Amenhotep II's brother (or nephew) may have been Yuya also a son (or grandson) of Solomon (who was also called Yedidiya)and his Egyptian wife. Amenhotep II was married to his cousin Tia (Tamar)the beautiful daughter of Prince Absalom of Israel.

Thus Amenhotep II and his descendants are of the same y-dna as the Davidic Royal House. Elsewhere I have discussed the Davidic y-dna as R1b1b2-L21. It is therefore interesting that the y-dna of Tutankhamun, his father (some believe his father was Akhenaten others his brother Smenkare) and grandfather Amenhotep III are R1b1b2. Amenhotep II also had a son called Userstatet the King's Son of Kush who may have been the Zerah the Cushite (Ethiopian) of the Bible. It is also possible that he was the ancestor of the Ethiopian Solomonic Dynasty. Userstatet's father is also called Siamun which is the Egyptian version of Solomon. Bathsheba the mother of Solomon was the daughter of Prince Siamun of Egypt (called Ammiel in Hebrew)and she called her son after her father. Egyptologists list Siamun as the brother of Amenhotep I. Also at this time there was a Lector-Priest called Siamun whose mother was called the chantress Amenhotep. Bathsheba's father Siamun converted to the Israelite faith and took the name Ammiel or Eliam. The pagan son of Amon (si-amun) becomes part of the People of God (ammiel). Bathsheba as a daughter of convert parents from the Egyptian Royal family firstly marries the converted Hittite General Uriah. Solomon as a son of a mother of Royal Egyptian origin is considered a suitable husband for Pharoah's Daughter. It is also possible that Lady Tuya (the wife of Lord Yuya)was a daughter of Lord Menna and his wife Princess Henuttawi. Lord Menna was the grandson of Prince Nathan of Israel (a full brother of King Solomon). Menna's tomb can be found in Egypt.
Siamun with his mother Amenhotep and his sister Iretnofret

The y-dna seen on the Discovery programme about Tutankhamun.

DYS 19 - 14 (? not clear)
DYS 385a - 11
DYS 385b - 14
DYS 389i - 13
DYS 389ii - 30
DYS 390 - 24
DYS 391 - 11
DYS 392 - 13
DYS 393 - 13
DYS 437 - 14 (? not clear)
DYS 438 - 12
DYS 439 - 10
DYS 448 - 19
DYS 456 - 15
DYS 458 - 16
DYS 635 - 23
YGATAH4 - 11

Thus the y-dna of Tutankhamun's family is R1b12ba1 {P310/L11}.

Also see R1b-L21 and Joseph of Arimathea

Revised Egyptian Chronology

Note: Y-dna R1b1b2 is now called R1b1a2