On February 16th of 1923 real life Indiana Jones, archaeologist Howard Carter and his team entered the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
The discovery had been made after more than 5 years of searching, and it was a momentous moment that changed the course of history forever.
The treasure turned out to be one of the greatest treasures ever discovered.
Upon the opening of king Tut's tomb , it was discovered that he had been entombed with two of his children. Both of the mummified children were female.
It took many years before studies could be done on the children's mummies, when permission was finally granted by Egyptian authorities and the mummies were unwrapped for DNA analysis, a set of eerily different remains were revealed.
Both of the children looked like more like aliens than human children.
With elongated skulls,large eyes and atypically long fingers.
They were officially determined to be fetuses, but most agree they seem way too developed to be fetuses.
In a newer development a new genetic study which mapped the genome of 9 ancient Egyptian Pharaohs including Akhenaten,King Tut's father,found that Akhenaten's DNA differed considerably when compared to normal humans.
One of the genes contributing to the differences was a gene called CXPAC-5, which is responsible for cortex growth.
The increased activity in Akhenaten’s genome suggested he had a higher cranial capacity because of the need to house a larger cortex.
This indicated a mutation of sorts.
Another interesting facet to this was that electron microscope analysis revealed signs of nucleotidic cicatrix, which is a telltale sign of the DNA helix healing after being exposed to strong mutagens.
The mysterious alienesque mummified remains of the children, are now secreted away deep in the vaults of the Cairo museum.
As technology advances we will hopefully learn more about the origins of ancient Egyptian DNA.