Wooden head of Egyptian queen found

Archaeologists found a part of a natural sculpture of natural size older than 4000 years old. It is assumed that the head belongs to the sculpture of Queen Ankhesenpepi II, the mother of King Pepsi II. who came to the throne with only six years. It was found near the pyramid in Giza in the ancient Saqqar necropolis. The excavations were conducted by French and Swiss experts from the University of Geneva.

Research Manager Prof. Philip Colombert said the head was found east of the queen of the pyramid. The final stone was found there just a few days earlier. The head is made of natural size, but with a slightly elongated neck (30 cm). Earrings have wooden earrings.

Ankhesenpepi was the wife of King Pepsi I in the 6th dynasty, and after his death married a son he had with her sister. After he died, she inherited the throne. Because her son was too young, the Queen ruled the country until his age.

Scientists hope to find a place where the queen is buried and believe that the area is hiding many secrets. This year they have already found part of obelisk belonging to the same dynasty. The inscription on that same obelisque was a royal name

According to experts, Ankhesenpepi was an important queen. The fact is that its pyramid is very large and that the texts devoted to the queen have been found for the first time in it. Scientists have discovered metal clues at the very top, suggesting that probably there were bronze or gold leaflets that adorned the pyramid to glow in the sun. The head of the sculpture is in a very bad condition and will have to be restored.

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