Did archaeologists ever find Hatshepsut's mummy?
Dr. dig responds:
Yes! It took a long time, though, partly because Hatshepsut had two tombs built. The first tomb, which was located in the Valley of the Kings, contained a mummy that could not be positively identified as Hatshepsut. However, in 2007, archaeologists performed DNA tests on the mummy, and discovered that a broken tooth identified as Hatshepsut's fit in the mummy's jaw. The mummy is now considered to definitely be Hatshepsut's.
Hatshepsut's other tomb had been dug in a secret place not far from the Valley of the Kings. This tomb was investigated by Howard Carter, but it had apparently never been used by Hatshepsut. It contained the empty sarcophagus (a stone coffin) inscribed with Hatshepsut's name.