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Mummy With a Weave
Posted Oct 11,2007

Weave_3 So some of the poseurs on America’s Next Top Model got weaves last night. It hurt. A lot. “I just felt like my scalp was bleeding,” said Ebony. Girlfriend, women have been crying over weaves for 5,000 years.

That’s the age of the weave (pictured, above) found in an ancient tomb by archaeologist Renee Friedman, director of the Hierakonpolis Expedition. The hair extensions were woven to the mummy’s real hair were … also her real hair. She must have grown it, cut it off, then had it woven back on for a  little hairdo height. (Big hair was really popular in 3600 B.C.) The weave woman also dyed her hair with henna for color that really lasted – we’re talking millennia!

“In ancient Egypt if one lived to be really old, like 70, they made you a local saint, so old age was respected no doubt for the knowledge and memory that person had (in a society where most people were dead by 35-40),” says Friedman. “But clearly looking one's age has never been the in thing in life or death.”

The picture of the weave is courtesy of (and copyright by) the Hierakonpolis Expedition. Any suggestions about which model should get this 5,000-year-old weave? Anybody dare to submit a photo of the weave photoshopped onto a model (or celebrity) head? It's gotta look better than some of the makeovers on this week's show!

-Marc Silver

Posted by Marc Silver | Comments (6)
Filed Under: Television


Oct 11, 2007 12PM #

Clearly this evidence pre-dates any of the so-called christian religion. All Hail the FSM.

Oct 11, 2007 12PM #


Oct 11, 2007 12PM #

I agree. Praise the FSM.

Oct 11, 2007 12PM #

This is clearly an early Idol for worship of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

Oct 11, 2007 12PM #

It's clearly an early sculpture of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Even ancient Egyptians were touched by His noodly appendage. Can I get a Ramen?

Oct 11, 2007 12PM #

Have any of the top models considered any cosmetic pre-death embalming? I hear it's really good for the skin.

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