Scientists from Cairo University, using computed tomography, reproduced the appearance of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep I, who ruled from 1525 to 1504. BC.
The mummy was found 140 years ago in Deir el-Bahra, in the archaeological area in the vicinity of Luxor. However, archaeologists refrained from disclosing it in order to preserve the mask and bandages, according to the BBC.
Computed tomography has helped to obtain previously unknown information about the pharaoh and his burial. According to Professor Sahar Salem, Amenhotep I died when he was only 35 years old.
“His height was about 169 cm, he was circumcised and had good teeth. His body was adorned with 30 amulets and a unique gold belt with gold beads, '' she said.
It is also noted that at the burial, Amenhotep I became the first pharaoh whose hands were folded across his chest, and his brain was not removed.