The Lineage of Tutankhamun

With Aidan Dodson

King Tutankhamun: His Tomb and Treasures; Episode 1

North Wall of Tutankhamun's burial chamber
Photo: Kenneth Garrett

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In This Episode

Professor Aidan Dodson discusses what Egyptologists knew about King Tutankhamun prior to his tomb discovery, and sheds light on the parental lineage of King Tutankhamun, Amarna family portraits and the complicated DNA studies done on the mummy of the king. Professor Dodson also sheds light on the objects that were discovered in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, including those that were actually intended for someone else!

About Aidan

Professor Aidan Dodson studied at Durham, Liverpool and Cambridge Universities, being awarded his PhD in 1995. He has taught at the University of Bristol since 1996, and has been Hon Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Anthropology & Archaeology since August 2018. He was Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo for the spring semester of 2013, and served as Chair of Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society from 2011 to 2016. Elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, the oldest archaeological body in the UK, in 2003, Professor Dodson is the author of some 25 books and 300 articles and reviews

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