Friday, May 18, 2007

Dig Days - Zahi Hawass on Nefertiti, part 2

Hawass continues his detailed suvey of the data available for the identification of the Younger Lady, one of three mummies in the KV35 cache. As expected, he concludes that the mummy is not as Joann Fletcher suggested, the Amarna queen Nefertiti, but remains instead a mystery: "The CT scan confirmed that the mummy known as the "young lady" was a female and not a male as previously suggested. Fletcher also concluded that the young lady was 30 years old. The CT scan concluded that the mummy was actually between 25 and 35 years of age. The last two points of evidence are similar, but all the other evidence suggests that this mummy cannot be Queen Nefertiti. In this respect, we must close this subject and begin to make further studies to identify our 'young lady'."
See the above page for the full story.