Osiris II wrote:
All of this discussion is quite pointless if, and it's a large IF, the news recently released by Dr. Hawass is true. A recent DNA study of the "Elderly Woman" says that she is a...man!
The report is on the net, was authorized by the SCA, given to Hawass who released it to the public.
I don't have the address any longer--perhaps a search can be done on Google to find it.
Hi Osiris II,
It is the Elder Lady, her sex has never been questioned either. I do believe you have Elder Lady mixed up with the Younger Lady. Younger Lady has been classified as both female and male since the trio's discovery. Originally classified as male, due to its shaved head. After x-rays Younger Lady was reclassified as female.
Elder Lady is Cairo Museum Catalogue Number 61070
Young boy is Cairo Museum Catalogue Number 61071
Younger Lady is Cairo Museum Catalogue Number 610072
The identification of these 3 mummies can be found in many books but my resource is KmT A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt, Vol. 14 Number 3 Fall 2003, page 24.
I visited the website you provided and discovered that it was the Younger Lady that underwent the DNA testing for sex identification. Please note on the report it states Mummy 61072. Thanks for the site by the way.