Have Egyptologists solved the mystery of Queen Nefertari’s knees?

In 1904, Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli excavated the long-lost ancient Egyptian crypt where Queen Nefertari, one of Egypt’s most famous queens and wife of the great Pharaoh Ramses II, was preserved for the afterlife.

In the tomb, Mr. Schiaparelli found a pair of knees, which archeologists have long assumed that had belonged to the esteemed queen. But more than 100 years after the discovery, a team of international archaeologists and chemists using radiocarbon dating and genetic studies have confirmed Schiaparelli’s hypothesis.

“The most likely scenario is that the mummified knees truly belong to Queen Nefertari,” the researchers wrote. “Although this identification is highly likely, no absolute certainty exists.” READ MORE.

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