Photo Gallery: Mummy of Egypt's ''Lost Queen'' Found

Photo Gallery: Mummy of Egypt's ''Lost Queen'' Found
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The key to Hatshepsut's identity was discovered in this wooden box, originally unearthed in a separate tomb in 1881.

The box is inscribed with Hatshepsut's name and contains the mummified organs of the pharaoh queen.

While conducting a CT scan of the box and its contents, scientists discovered a broken molar, which experts believe was placed there after the tooth was dislodged during the mummification process.

By matching the molar with a tooth socket in the mummy's jaw, archaeologists were able to determine that the mummy was that of Hatshepsut.

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