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Mystery Mummy Legs Belonged to Egyptian Queen Nefertari

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 03:16 PM
I enjoy reading upon ancient Egyptian Civilization in particular.

This is recent news and i'm sharing it with other Egyptian lovers of all things Ancient.

Revered Queen Nefertari is one of ancient Egypt's most famous queens, in part because her tomb was among the most elaborate in the Valley of the Queens near the capital Luxor.

The plaster walls were decorated with colorful paintings, and even the ceilings were painted with a likeness of the starry night sky. Nefertari's statue is also found at a rock temple in Abu Simbel in southern Egypt. Her likeness stands side-by-side with her husband's and is the same size, indicating her elevated status.

Rühli and his colleagues X-rayed the leg pieces and found that they almost certainly belonged to a woman. Based on their size and hints of arthritis in the knee, the legs' owner was probably between 40 and 60 when she died.

That age is consistent with Nefertari, who is thought to have died in the 25th year of her husband's reign, somewhere between the ages of 40 and 50, the researchers wrote.

posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 03:53 PM
That's fascinating. Thanks for sharing. She has always been such a wonderful person to research, I would have loved to have seen her in all her glory.
Hopefully more finds like this will come to light.

posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 04:39 PM
a reply to: rhynouk

Thank you for that.

Yes, Nefartari was a legend in her own time. Perhaps reincarnated once again, one can only guess.

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 05:04 PM
Never really been a leg man myself but damn!!!
That ancient bird had a sexy set of pins on her

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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