Taken out of the coffin after a thousand years of rest, the Egyptian woman surprised the scientists with her hair springs to be still black and smooth.
Scientists from Moscow's Kurchatov Institute - Russia have unveiled the mysterious veil of the eternal hair of an Egyptian noble woman who died 3,000 years ago. Thoroughly mummified, her body intact. But surprisingly, the carefully styled, silky black hair remains intact.
The analysis shows that this permanent hair stream can still be full of vitality for a few millennia if she is still in her grave. Not only was the body carefully mummified according to the famous Egyptian formula, the woman was also given a special hair conditioner mixture before wrapping the bandage.
Remnant traces show the presence of beef fat, castor oil, beeswax, turpentine and a drop of pistachio oil. This miraculous mixture makes beautiful hair springs almost invulnerable to the effects of death. It also helps her carefully combed fashion hair style.
The rest of the body is marinated in traditional Egyptian style: removing organs, dehumidifying with salt mixture and encapsulating in soaked cloth with an extract of plants, oils and sap. In the body of the woman who owns the permanent hair stream, the scientists believe that the embalmed body used sesame oil, phenolic acid from aromatic plants, the polysaccharide sugar also has a plant and plastic origin of a plant. coniferous.
To be able to analyze the origin of two highly degraded hair and body preservation solutions after several thousand years, the researchers recorded the infrared spectrum of the solution, then treated with solvent before carrying analysis.
In addition to the aforementioned woman, 2 other mummies in which at least 1 belongs to a man who is also nursing similar hair. The way of burial shows that they are ancient nobles . The findings just published in the scientific journal Analytical Chemistry .