The skull of the deceased woman is very well preserved. However, some teeth were loosened and separated from the jaw during the embalmment. Four incisors and a molar in the lower jaw and two incisors in the upper jaw are missing. The missing teeth, though, were all found in the oral cavity.
Another damaged part is found in the area of the ethmoid bone. This bone plate was pierced with a mummification hook by the embalmers when they were removing the brain through the nose.
Skull sutures are also easily recognizable. The extent of their intermingling and their state of growth gives us information about the age of the woman. She was not much older than 30 years. Clues for the cause of her death are not present.
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