When I write my fiction, I like to base it on facts. Fact: In 2000, oceanographer Paulina Zelitsky discovered a sunken city off the Cuban coast. Paulina and her team believe that this city is Atlantis. Her team also believe that this ancient sunken city is 14,000 years old. In 2010, Dr. Zahi Hawass extracted DNA from the mummies in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. These mummies included the mummy of King Tut. The DNA was removed from teeth and the thigh bones of these mummies to avoid contamination. To avoid contaminating the ancient DNA from the 21 century DNA of the researchers, it was done under sterile conditions like an operating room. The researchers discovered that King Tut died from malaria tropica, the deadliest form of malaria. Malaria is caused by a parasite which is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Fiction In my second book, The Underwater Pyramid in the Bermuda Triangle, Dr. Cliff Post and his friend, Marine archeologist Dr. Kyle Wilson discover an underwater city off the Cuban coast. Inside the pyramid, they discover an antimatter engine and mummies enclosed in glass coffins. Post and Wilson take the engine and mummies to Dade University. Once there they undergo DNA analysis and it is proven that the ancient inhabitants of Atlantis are the ancestors of the ancient Egyptians.