Hatshepsut mummy identified

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Hatshepsut mummy identified

Post by Rokcet Scientist » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:49 am


BBC: Wednesday, 27 June 2007, 10:27 GMT 11:27 UK

'Find of century' for Egyptology

Egyptologists say they have identified the 3,000-year-old mummy of Hatshepsut, Egypt's most powerful female ruler.
Egypt's antiquities chief Zahi Hawass made the official announcement at a packed news conference in Cairo.

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It is being billed as the biggest archaeological find in Egypt since the 1922 discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb.

The mummy was discovered by Howard Carter in 1903, but wasn't recognised for decades as Hatshepsut's.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle ... 244516.stm

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Post by Minimalist » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:06 am

Strange head.
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Post by Forum Monk » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:03 am

Awesome pic, R/S. Thanks for the post.

(Thank God there were no pictures of the wet-nurse! - can't imagine what a mummified wet-nurse must look like.)

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Post by Mayonaze » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:08 am

Were the skulls molded in infancy to an elongated form? I recall some cultures did this.

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Post by Rokcet Scientist » Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:12 pm

Mayonaze wrote:Were the skulls molded in infancy to an elongated form? I recall some cultures did this.
Yep, the upper classes in ancient Egypt did that too. Like the Mayans BTW. In Egypt it was high fashion to have an elongated head. Witness the headdresses:

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Were they emulating the Elohim . . . ?

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Post by Beagle » Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:22 am

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... index.html

More mummy pics from National Geographic.

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Post by Beagle » Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:27 am

http://guardians.net/hawass/hatshepsut/ ... hepsut.htm

A report with pics by Zahi Hawass himself. And yes - the big Z is in most of them.

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Post by Starflower » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:45 am

Thank you for the articles and all the pics. Hatshepsut is my hero, or at least she was when I was a teenager. Now I just read anything about her that I see.
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Post by Digit » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:23 am

Love the way in which it starts as Discovery Channel then becomes 'Me'.

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Post by Beagle » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:44 am

Starflower wrote:Thank you for the articles and all the pics. Hatshepsut is my hero, or at least she was when I was a teenager. Now I just read anything about her that I see.
Hi Star, It's too bad that so much of her history has been lost. I guess her son didn't want her remembered as a "King".

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Post by Digit » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:58 am

Male chauvenism seems to go back a long way don't it.

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Post by Rokcet Scientist » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:19 pm

Digit wrote:
Male chauvenism seems to go back a long way don't it.
We got to, Digit!
Without it we have nothing . . . 8)

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Post by Digit » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:25 pm

Oh, I don't know RS! :lol:

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Post by Rokcet Scientist » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:37 pm

Digit wrote:Oh, I don't know RS! :lol:
I do: at the current state of medical technology – GM and cloning come to mind – males are effectively not required for procreation anymore.
We are redundant!

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Post by Digit » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:47 pm

Till the car needs repairing or the lady wants to know about the off side rule 8)

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