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
Pyramids of Gizeh Egypt. The Great Pyramid. Reflecting pyramid, mounted camelman. SOURCE: Library of Congress (Public-Domain)
The Scanning of Mummy 30007
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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/