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Mysterious Egyptian pharaoh head discovered by accident

Swansea University Egyptology professor Dr. Ken Griffin has been found, an image of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut on an object from the Egypt Centre during an artefact handling session with his students.

A rare ancient artifact effigy of the famous female pharaoh Hatshepsut has surfaced in the united kingdom, beautiful specialists.

Consisting of two limestone fragments that have been glued together, the artifact was in storage for 20 years before it was chosen for an object handling session by the students of Swansea University in Wales. While the artwork was analysed by the students, Swansea University Egyptology professor Dr. Ken Griffin noticed something strange.

Griffin recognized the work of art the iconography as being similar to carvings at the temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahri, Luxor, Egypt. The front side of the artifact shows the head of a figure whose face is missing, with the remains of a fan. A uraeus, or cobra, is depicted on the figure of the forehead and hieroglyphs can also be seen at the top of her head.

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The decoration of the fan, the figure of the her, the uraeus , and her headband are all similar to images found at Deir el-Bahri. The hieroglyphs, which make use of a feminine pronoun, are also to be found in the text at the temple.

Swansea University Egyptology professor, Dr. Ken Griffin and the newly discovered artifact.

(The Egypt Centre, Swansea University)

The unusual artifact, which is held in the Swansea University Egypt Centre, happy Griffin and his students.

“The identification of the object such as the portrayal of Hatshepsut, caused great excitement among the students,” said Griffin, in a statement. “After all, it was only by means of the perform of handling sessions for them which this discovery came to light.”

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Hatshepsut, who ruled from circa 1478 B. C. 1458 B. C., is one of the few female pharaohs. “Early in her reign, she was represented as a woman wearing a long dress, but she gradually took on more masculine characteristics, such as is depicted with a beard,” explained Swansea University, in a statement.

The front of the artifact

(The Egypt Centre, Swansea University)

The University obtained the works of art in 1971 with other artifacts that once belonged to the pharmaceutical mogul Sir Henry Wellcome.

The head of a man with a short beard is depicted on the back of the mysterious fragment. “In the first instance, there was no explanation for this, but it is now clear that the upper fragment was removed and recarved in more recent times to fill in to be the face of the lower fragment,” explained Swansea University, in a statement. “The replacement of the fragment below the figure should also explain the special cut of the upper fragment.”

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The recent work on the clip on the back can be done by an antiques dealer, an auctioneer or by the previous owner to increase the piece’s value or attractiveness, the University added.

The back of the artifact

(The Egypt Centre, Swansea University)

Experts think that the artifact came from Deir el-Bahri, but more research is needed to confirm this.

Ancient Egypt continues to reveal her secrets. Stunning new research, for example, claims that King Tutankhamun may have been a child soldier, which he called the theory he was weak and sickly youth to his mysterious death at around the age of 18 years.

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Experts in the united kingdom, for example, recently found the world’s oldest figurative tattoos on two ancient Egyptian mummies, one of the oldest tattooed woman that has ever been discovered.

Other recent finds include an ancient cemetery in Egypt with more than 40 mummies and a chain with a ‘ message from the hereafter.” An old statue of a Nubian king with an inscription written in Egyptian hieroglyphs was also found at a River temple in Sudan.

Scientists also believe that she may have been the secret of the Great Pyramid near-perfect alignment. Experts are also confident that they have solved the ancient mystery of the screaming mummy.”

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In February, archaeologists announced the discovery of a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids. At the end of last year by archaeologists revealed that they had discovered the graves of four children, on an ancient site in Egypt.

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