Bandages show facial features
Scan shows the bandages that wrapped Meresamun giving an indication of her facial features. The new scans suggest she was about five feet five inches in height – tall for an ancient Egyptian and was in her late 20s or early 30s when she died. She was an attractive woman with wide set eyes, a symmetric face, prominent cheekbones and a long neck. She was in extremely good health, with a nutritious diet and an active lifestyle, with no dental disease or cavities but the entire top layer of her tooth enamel had been worn down by the grit in Egyptian bread, which was made from stone-ground flour.