The mummy was eventually identified as Ramesses I it is now back in Egypt having been sent there by the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, Atlanta Ga. i got to see it before it was sent back, beautiful it was and in its exhibit.
It used to be that the MCC Museum and Emory University, which is where Dr. Gay Robins teaches. Had a website devoted to Ramesses I. If you do a search on MCC Museum i bet you could find it. In the original website it explained the history, techniques used to identify the mummy, and how it was going to be shipped back to Egypt.
As for Dr. Zahi Harwass, come on give the first offically trained Egyptianologist of Egyptian ancestry to hold his position some room... he occupies a post that has been traditionally held by colonizing European white Christian men. Normally far more interested in "saving Egyptian history for their home nation" than protecting it for the Egyptian people. It is also a post that has historically been a road to riches for the post holder as he secretly sold works to the highest bider. Regardless of if he was a European white male or an appointed Egyptian with little or no education in the field.
I give him a break, i believe his love for his ancestry, its works, its history will do Egypt far more good than anything else white Christian nations may do. If he is a bit overboard at times, he is just sounding the new reality, Egypt is no more the shopping ground of rich non Egyptian folks looking for a mummy to open at a afternoon party. This is a part of Egypt's history as well folks mummy opening parties by rich non Egyptians was once a favorite pasttime for the rich and bored. It is believed that the mummy of Ramesses I was used for such a purpose!
For the reasons why Egyptian officals refused DNA testing is DNA testing easily provable for female decesent but not for male as of yet. Who was Ramesses I mother? In this case as with a few others DNA testing isn't really the best means. Emory University is spearheading the development of less invasive DNA tests and have so far met with the approveal of Egyptian authorities...
i wonder why