The glamorous face of Queen Nefertiti, who is called the mother of King Tutankhamun, has been revived using the latest 3D imaging technology.
It took 500 hours to recreate the statue and jewelry, even made by designers from Dior. However, the queen’s 3,400-year-old leather color has caused controversy. Many people claim that the imagery depicted does not fit the actual conditions. Scientists from the University of Bristol digitally mapped the ancient queen’s face. It will be broadcast on US Unknown Expedition Travel Channel on Wednesday night.
This statue provides an accurate picture of his appearance in life. Also reinforces the theory that the mummies of King Tutankhamun’s mothers, nicknamed ‘Young Women’, are also Queen Nefertiti.
Nefertiti ruled Egypt 3,300 years ago, from 1353 to 1336 BC. She is the mother or stepmother of the boy-Pharaoh King Tutankhamun. His full name, Neferneferuaten Nefertiti, which means from Aten, The Beautiful Has Come ‘.
Her strength and appeal in the 14th century BC Egypt is so great that she garnered many epithets as well – from Lady of All Women, Great Praise, to Sweet Of Love.
Egyptian expert Dr Aidan Dodson of Bristol University received permission from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and Egyptian Museum to remove the protective glass case covering the mummies to check the mummy.