Nearly 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was under the control of the Roman Empire, a young woman with an elaborate hairstyle was laid to rest only yards away from a king’s pyramid, researchers report.

High-resolution CT scans reveal that, before she was buried, her hair was dressed in an elaborate hairstyle.

"The mummy’s hair is readily appreciable, with longer strands at the middle of the scalp drawn back into twists or plaits that were then wound into a tutulus, or chignon at the vertex (crown) of the head," writes a research team in a paper published recently in the journal RSNA RadioGraphics. They note that it was a popular hairstyle at the time, which may have been inspired by a Roman empress, Faustina I, who lived in the second century. 

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Vincenzo Catena, Portrait of a Young Woman, c. 1505

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3liza:

this doesnt make any sense!!!

Left: Young Woman

Right: Salome (detail)

Bernardino Luini

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Venus Wounded by the Thorns of a Rose, After Master of the Die 

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Venerable Idleness, Queen of Cockaigne (La Venerabile Poltroneria Regina di Cucagna), Nicolò Nelli

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