Plaits of Hair

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 June 2016
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These plaits of human hair appear to have been prepared for incorporation into a wig, or for attachment as extensions to the natural hairs. They were probably found with the mummy of the woman Katebet. Probably from Thebes, Egypt. New Kingdom, probably late 18th Dynasty, circa 1300 BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, June 17). Plaits of Hair. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5230/plaits-of-hair/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Plaits of Hair." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 17, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5230/plaits-of-hair/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Plaits of Hair." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Jun 2016. Web. 28 Jul 2021.