Head Cones in Ancient Egyptian Graves Cap Archaeological Debate
Nicholas St. Fleur
It took recent excavations to finally prove that the headgear depicted in hieroglyphic scenes was real and not iconographic.
‘Corina Rogge, a conservation scientist from The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and an author on the study, said it was very satisfying “to finally be able to say that the head cones are real.’
‘The cones were made of wax and dated from 1347 to 1332 B.C.E. when Egypt was ruled by the pharaoh Akhenaten, husband to Queen Nefertiti and the supposed father of King Tutankhamen’