Braid Like an Egyptian

Professional forensic artist Victoria Lywood worked with a team of researchers to create 3D models of three ancient Egyptian mummies. This model is of a woman who died around the age of 20 nearly 2000 years ago. CT scans reveal that when she was buried her hair was tied in an elaborate pattern popular in the 2nd century AD.

Victoria may have gotten to the bottom of the woman’s gorgeous hairstyle, but whether three strange holes in the side of her abdomen led to her untimely death — or was it? — remains a mystery.

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