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Hayes & Dand Cousins and related families - Herbert Family - Earls of Carnarvon (Highclere Castle)

Herbert Family - Earls of Carnarvon - plus Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England - is the family seat of the Earls of Carnarvon.

The Castle was built on the site of a medieval palace of the Bishops of Winchester - who owned the property as early as the 8th Century.

The Castle is the main setting for the television series "Downton Abbey" - and the interior was used as a setting in the film "Eyes Wide Shut".

The recent Earls of Carnarvon were Direct Descendants of:

Tutankhamun's (King Tut)tomb excavation funded by George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon

George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866-1923) - was the financial backer of the search for - and excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Tutankhamun (Died c.1323 BC) was an Egyptian Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty. His well preserved tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt - was not discovered until 1922 - over 3,200 years after his death.

DNA information - members of the Male DNA or Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b1a2 (R-M269) apparently share a common ancestor with Tutankhamun.

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