Thursday, April 2, 2009

Two Faces of Nefertiti

From Wednesday's Herald Sun (Melbourne):
"Researchers in modern Germany have used a modern medical procedure to uncover a secret within one of ancient Egypt's most treasured artworks - the bust of Nefertiti has two faces.

A team led by Dr Alexander Huppertz, director of the Imaging Science Institute of Berlin's Charite medical school, discovered a detailed stone carving that differs from the external stucco face when they performed CT scans on the bust. These revealed that the stone core is a highly detailed sculpture of the queen, Dr Huppertz said."

See also: Nefertiti got extreme makeover: researchers

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