Spanish archaeologists who made a unique discovery — the first time in the history of the manuscript found a portrait of the pharaoh.
Full-face portrait, painted by an unknown artist on a wooden board 50h31 inch size with a sharp object, Egyptologists in a tomb near Luxor in southern Egypt.
Until then, scientists have found only sculptures of rulers of ancient Egypt or images in relief — in profile.
According to Egyptologists, the portrait depicts the pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Thutmose III (1504-1450 gg. BCE) or his mother Hatshepsut and could be used as a thumbnail in the manufacture of the statue.
Meanwhile, Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of archeology (BCEAO criticized the Spanish scientists, hastened to inform the foreign media about his important discovery. According to local law on the activities of foreign archaeological teams Spaniards had to first inform the BCEAO and provide a portrait of the art of this organization for descriptions and photographs.
Battery News, 18:11 02.04.2004
Source: RIA "Novosti"
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