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lowculture v Egyptology

We were amused by the news last week that a team of Egyptologists had spent pots of cash to recreate the face of enigmatic Queen Nefertiti, the famously beautiful wife of the pharaoh Amenhotep IV.
After finding a mummy in what was thought to be her tomb, they carried out a painstaking reconstruction and, after much laborious work, came up with the image you can see here.
Dr Johann Fletcher, who was in charge of the project, said: "I couldn’t believe it, that moment when I first saw her.
"After 12 years of searching for Nefertiti, it was probably the most amazing experience of my life. It certainly has some wide-ranging implications for Egyptology."
We can only see one slight problem with all of this – namely that the reconstruction bears more than a passing resemblance to our very own Nonplussed Nefertiti, whose image we managed to reconstruct in about 10 minutes one Thursday morning, without the aid of the latest computer techniques or a team of Egyptology boffins. Whoops.

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