Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Queen Tiye: warts and all

Mummy experts have found a flat wart on the face of King Tutankamum's grandmother, Queen Tiye, a phenomenon which they say is not very common in Egyptian mummies.

Located between the eyes, the small wart was detected by director of the Instituto de Estudios Cientificos en Momias in the Spanish city of Madrid, who spotted it during a visit to the Cairo Museum.

The mummy was identified by DNA testing in 2010 as Queen Tiye, daughter of Yuya and Thuya, wife of Amenhotep III, and mother of Akhenaten.

Read more: PressTV 

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