Tut Recycled Nefertit's Death Mask?

This new research by Nicolas Reeves is quite intriguing and exciting.

http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-hist...

http://www.dailygrail.com/News-Briefs/20...

It's been almost six years since the Amarna Period mummies were DNA tested and the results so hotly debated:

http://www.dailygrail.com/blogs/Charles-...
http://www.domainofman.com/boards/index....

So, I can't be more elated that new insights may be forthcoming. However, I think that further excavation in the tomb of Tut will reveal more about Pharaoh Aye than Tut or even Nefertiti.

The DNA testing suggested that Aye and Amenhotep III could have been one and the same person. I was very reluctant to consider that possibility in 2010, but can now say that it is a near certainty. It turns out that the "Solomon Figure" of every major dynasty was expected to resume his rule after a major catastrophe ("Exodus Event"). The Solomon figure of the earlier 12th Dynasty had been Amenemhet III. He apparently attempted a comeback after the "Great Flood" that ended the Egyptian Middle Kingdom, and under the same name as his 18th Dynasty counterpart, i.e., Ay. This is a major clue to sorting out the chronology of the so-called Egyptian 13th Dynasty.

In a separate study, I discovered that the wise Flood hero (of Myth and the Bible) was actually expected to renew his rule after the disaster, and was also expected to endure a good bit of abuse on account of it.

http://www.domainofman.com/boards/index....

Therefore, Pharaoh Aye was only fulfilling a required stock role after the "Exodus of Akhenaten." It was not only possible for Amenhotep III to become king again under his common/given name, but it was considered necessary. The tradition had to be honored.

I'm currently researching and writing a new book on the Seleucid Period and have found that this pattern was also repeated in that Era. A certain Seleucid king found it expedient to artificially restart his rule after the major catastrophe of the 3rd Century BC.

http://www.spacedaily.com/news/comet-04l...

It is this event, and the Seleucid king's response to it, that allows us to firm up the chronology of that particular century. Spoiler alert: The standard chronology is off by about 18 years during that time period.