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The regalia changed through Dynasties XVIII to XX, but usually included the vulture headdress with uraeus and often the plumes, or falcon tail feathers worn by Amun and Min, or sometimes the sundisc and Hathor horns on a modius, a sort of circular crown.
In the later new Kingdom a pleated robe with a red sash replaced the earlier slim sheath dress.
What they conceal will remain a mystery for a few months, but experts speculate that it could be the resting place of mysterious Queen Nefertiti.
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Archaeologists have uncovered an Ancient Egyptian city dating back more than 7,000 years near Abydos, thought to be one of Egypt's earliest capitals.
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Her function was to play the part of the consort of the god Amun in religious ceremonies, stressing the belief that kings were conceived from the union between Amun and the Great Royal Wife.
The title ‘The Hand of the God’ was also sometimes used when referring to her relationship to Atum in a creation myth – Atum’s hand being regarded as female.
The site includes 15 large tombs, indicating a high social standing for those buried there, as well as domiciles and pottery. The reconstructed face of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy is now on display at a German museum. Amunirdis.net, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXV Dynasty, XXVI, XXVI Dynasty on January 29, 2009 by During the Late Period the wives of kings are rarely represented, but in Thebes, the female office of the ‘God’s Wife of Amun’, or ‘Divine Adoratrice’ is often seen as supremely important, a figure holding a position of power and wealth even greater than that of the High Priest.It is thought to belong to Khentkaus III, the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago.() Egyptian authorities have given credence to a theory that Nefertiti's tomb lay behind a wall in Tutankhamun's burial chamber, by vowing to investigate.