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NEWS: Facing life after death: Facial reconstructions of ancient Egyptian mummies provide glimpse of our past

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“One lies hidden inside a coffin. Another has his face exposed with hands extended at his sides. A third wears a mask over her face. They are three human Egyptian mummies that have been trapped in the manner they held when laid to rest nearly 2,000 years ago. And now we can reveal what they might have looked like.

Thanks to skeletal data from recent CT scans and radiocarbon analyses, a forensic artist from John Abbott College and physical anthropologists from Western University were able to reconstruct the faces of the mummies. The results of this facial reconstruction project show a young man and a young woman, as well as a white-haired matron, as they all might have appeared before their deaths.

These facial reconstructions will be unveiled on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Redpath Museum at McGill University and will be featured as a new display in the World Cultures gallery starting in February” – via McGill.

Read more here.

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2 comments on “NEWS: Facing life after death: Facial reconstructions of ancient Egyptian mummies provide glimpse of our past

  1. This must be such rewarding work for the person who built up this face.Its like bringing that person back to life. Its fantastic what can be done with modern technology.Thanks for this post. Love it.

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