The restored image of the ancient Egyptian “Young lady»
Historians have used the technology of 3D images to restore the face of the mother of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun. The researchers say that “young lady” — the woman, whose identity has long been unknown, in fact, may be the Queen Nefertiti, wife of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten.
World, meet King Tut’s mother and likely the true face of #Nefertiti! First discovered in 1898, the badly damaged mummy of the so-called “Younger Lady” sits in the Egyptian museum. Through 3D imaging and forensic reconstruction, she lives again. #ExpeditionUnknown @travelchannel pic.twitter.com/gQkGOY4oq2
— Josh Gates (@joshuagates) February 5, 2018.
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When Victor first Laura found a mysterious figure in the Egyptian valley of the kings in 1898, he thought it was a boy, as the head of the mummy was shaved.
This theory was soon debunked, but there were questions: who was this woman and what is its relationship to other mummies found near her? Some of these questions were answered, when DNA testing confirmed that the young lady was the mother of Tutankhamun, the Egyptian Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty.
But the questions ran out. It was unclear who was the mother of Tutankhamun. A group of historians has now made the bold statement that the young lady is actually the Queen Nefertiti, wife of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten.
Previously the scientific community had already discussed this possibility, but theory recognized as extremely controversial. First, historians are not sure whether the husband of a young lady, buried with her in the same tomb, Akhenaten, or someone else. And secondly, even if he was, Pharaoh had another wife, Kiya.
Why now argues that young lady — that of Nefertiti? Aidan Dodson of Bristol University made a three-dimensional scan of the skull of the young lady, and then turned for help to a professional paleobotanic Elizabeth Danis that molded realistic bust of a person Egyptian. It turned out that during the life of the woman was very similar to the well-known ancient image of Nefertiti, reported on 3ders.org.