My interest for Ancient Egypt is on record – I talked about a book on Egyptian archeology just a few days ago, I used to hang out at the Museo Egizio in Turin as a kid, and I’ve been writing a series of stories featuring an Egyptian sorceress.
I love this stuff1.
And I liked very much a recent article posted on the website of the University of Melbourne, about a complex, wonderful work of reconstruction carried out on the head of a mummy in the university collection: a young woman of 18/25 years called Meritamun.
It is a type of study called forensic archaeology, and it’s quite interesting: the researchers’ and the artists’ work is extraordinary, and Meritamun is absolutely beautiful2.
If you’d like to read more, here is a link to the original article, which features a wealth of information, and also some fascinating videos.