Sarcophagus of Tadja, Abusir el-Meleq. | bpk/Aegyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, SMB/Sandra Steiss

Scientists Finally Break the Mummy DNA Code

Genomes sequenced from ancient Egyptian mummies have more in common with modern Europeans than modern Egyptians.

Map of Egypt, showing the archaeological site of Abusir el-Melek (orange X), and the location of the modern Egyptian samples used in the study (orange circles). | Annette Guenzel/Nature Communications