Egypt to Announce King Tut DNA Results

CAIRO -- Egypt's archaeology chief will soon announce the results of DNA testing and CT scans on the mummy of King Tutankhamun to resolve mysteries about his lineage.

In a statement by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass says he would hold a press conference on Feb. 17 to reveal the results of the tests in comparison to those done on King Amenhotep III, a possible grandfather.

The effort is part of a wider program to check the DNA of hundreds of mummies to determine their identities and family relations. The program could help determine Tutankhamun's family lineage, which has long been a source of mystery.

Sunday's statement also said a robot would be sent into the Great Pyramid of Khufu to discover the secrets of its hidden passageways.