Egyptian Mummy’s Elaborate Hairstyle Revealed in 3D (W/Video)

Photo: An Egyptian mummy kept in the Vatican Museums. CREDIT: Joshua Sherurcij at en.wikipedia.(Public Domain)

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By Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor

LiveScience.com – Fri, Jan 25, 2013

Nearly 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was under the control of the Roman Empire, a young woman with an elaborate hairstyle was laid to rest only yards away from a king’s pyramid, researchers report.

She was 5 feet 2 inches in height, around age 20 when she died, and was buried in a decorated coffin whose face is gilded with gold. Anearby pyramid, at a site called Hawara, was built about 2 millennia before her lifetime. The location of her burial is known from archival notes.

High-resolution CT scans reveal that, before she was buried, her hair was dressed in an elaborate hairstyle. . . . Read Complete Report

Egypt. Pyramids of Gizeh. The Great Pyramid. Reflecting pyramid & mounted camelman SOURCE Library of Congress Public Domain

Pyramids of Gizeh Egypt.  The Great Pyramid. Reflecting pyramid, mounted camelman. SOURCE: Library of Congress (Public-Domain)

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The Scanning of Mummy 30007

Uploaded by TheFieldMuseum

Uploaded on Feb 17, 2012

CT scans reveal a unique, curly hairstyle on mummy 30007, who has come to be known at The Field Museum as “The Gilded Lady”
See this and much more in our exhibition “Opening the Vaults: Mummies” through 4/22/12 at The Field Museum. http://mummies.fieldmuseum.org/

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