CT Scan Reveals Hidden Face Underneath Nefertiti Bust

German researchers have used the latest scanning technology to reveal a second face underneath one of Egypt's most famous artistical pieces.  Though the inner stone carving indicates that the outer layer was only modestly changed, it does bring into question what the motives were of the original sculptors.

The differences between the faces, though slight - creases at the corners of the mouth, a bump on the nose of the stone version - suggest to Huppertz that someone expressly ordered the adjustments between stone and stucco when royal sculptors immortalized the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten 3,300 years ago.


From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Geekazoid.

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Weird -- not two hours ago I got home from visiting the traveling Tutankhamun exhibit (currently in Atlanta -- www.kingtut.org) and now Neatorama has two related posts in a row.

Now I'm off to go watch Bert and Ernie explore an old pyramid...
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