Woman with 70 hair extensions discovered

The body of a woman, buried more than 3300 years ago near Akhet-Aton, Akhenaten’s new capital, was found to have had a very complex hairstyle with 70 extensions fastened in different layers and heights on the head.

The woman was not mummified, but her body was simply wrapped in a mat. She is one of many people buried near Akhet-Aton, with the hairstyles still intact. This gives archaeologists a fascinating opportunity to study hairstyles and care during the Amarna Period.

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