King Tut is making noise even from the after-life with the discovery that 70 percent of men across Spain and Britain and 50 percent of all men in Europe are ancestors of Egypt's boy king.
Only 1 percent of Egyptians carry the same DNA as their ancient pharaoh.
Geneticists at Switzerland-based iGENEA DNA genealogy test center say the young Pharaoh and the bulk of European men fall into the genetic haplogroup R1b1a2, according to iGenea.com.
What is mysterious about the news is that researchers are unsure how Tutankhamun would come to have the same DNA of Europeans. That little tidbit has iGENEA flummoxed.
“Since paternal ancestry of King Tut is unknown, therefore it is not clear at this point of time, how this lineage came from its region of origin to Egypt,” the website read.
The results are particularly shocking because so few Egyptians carry his DNA.
The genealogy test center reconstructed the "Y-DNA profile of Tutankhamun, his father Akhenaten and his grandfather Amenhotep III" by watching a special on the Discovery Channel.
So if you want to brush up against the ancestors of ancient Egyptian royalty you might do well to start in Spain or Britain.