Friday, 25 January 2013

Egyptian Mummy 3D Hairstyle

The elaborate hairstyle of an ancient Egyptian woman has been revealed in 3D using scans of her mummy.

Image - LiveScience website 
The woman is believed to have been around 20 years of age when she died and was about 5 foot 2 inches tall.  She was buried in an elaborately decorated coffin with a gilded gold face.  Her hair has been shown to had twists or plaits which was wound into a chignon at the crown of the head.  The research has been featured in a paper published recently in the journal RSNA RadioGraphics.

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Egyptian Mummy's Elaborate Hairstyle Revealed in 3D - LiveScience

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