The light complexion of the reconstructed portrait is different from the dark skin of the famous ancient bust depicting Queen Nefertiti.
The face of his wife, Pharaoh Akhenaten, was revealed in the Expedition Unknown program on the Travel Channel broadcast last night, according to Newsweek. This is the result of the latest 3D photography technology, using the face structure of the mummy to recreate the portrait of the Egyptian queen 3,400 years ago. However, the complexion is becoming a controversial topic.
To create the bust of the ancient queen, a group of scientists at Bristol University in England digitally mapped the face of the mummy called "Young Lady". The mummy found in 1898 is believed to belong to Queen Nefertiti, but there is no proof. Mapping helps establish the exact face structure for the statue.
Later, the ancient painter Elisabeth Daynes re-created the queen's face on the statue, an elaborate process with 500 hours of hard work. By comparing the bust with the historical image of Nefertiti, researchers can prove that "Young Lady" is the famous queen.
"This particular face seems to fit very well with the ancient descriptions of Nefertiti," said Aidan Dodson, an Egyptian scholar at Bristol University, a member of the project. 'The results are extraordinary. Upon reviewing with the latest genetic data analysis, the reconstruction provides us with really interesting evidence that the young Lady's mummy is none other than Queen Nefertiti '.
According to The History Channel, Nefertiti was the queen from 1353 to 1336 BC and could even rule Egypt after her husband, Pharaoh Akhenaten, died. Her full name is, meaning "beautiful sect Aten".
3D snapshots can only copy the mummy's face structure. Other features such as skin color and eyes are created according to the artist's mindset. Many opinions expressed anger on Twitter when the artist decided to leave Nefertiti's complexion too bright. Researchers do not know exactly the color of the ancient queen's skin, although the queen's famous bust was born in 1345 BC, showing a darker skin color.
Although skin color is still a controversial topic, the new bust is still applauded by the level of detail and accuracy of the muscle and depth of skin tissue, helping to reveal the appearance of one of the floating women. the most famous and influential in the history of the world.