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Pictured: The ancient carving<br />
Re: An Egyptian artwork that was kept in storage for over forty years has been identified as an extremely rare depiction of one of Egypt's few female pharaohs.<br />
The relief sculpture was discovered at Swansea University's Egypt Centre during a student handling session.<br />
It depicts Hatshepsut, one of just five women known to have ruled the empire.<br />
It came to the city in 1971 as part of Sir Henry Wellcome's collection.<br />
The discovery was made by Egyptology lecturer Dr Ken Griffin on International Women's Day.
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Pictured: The ancient carving
Re: An Egyptian artwork that was kept in storage for over forty years has been identified as an extremely rare depiction of one of Egypt's few female pharaohs.
The relief sculpture was discovered at Swansea University's Egypt Centre during a student handling session.
It depicts Hatshepsut, one of just five women known to have ruled the empire.
It came to the city in 1971 as part of Sir Henry Wellcome's collection.
The discovery was...
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