A 2,300 year-old mummified head has reconstructed by the researchers from the University of Melbourne in collaboration with Monash University. The result is not only useful, but also reveals how beauty the face of woman of ancient Egyptian.
To reconstruct, firstly the forensic researcher from Monash University conducted a CT Scan procedures. Technique was performed to identify the sex of the mummy, help to estimate its age, and obtain the detail to create the replica of mummy by 3D printer.
|Researchers have just reconstructed a 2,300-year-old Egyptian mummy's face. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fvpGW)|
Of the CT scan revealed that the mummy was about 2,300 years old or estimated lived in year of 300 BC. Then the mummy was identified as a woman. The researchers called the woman who had been mummified known as Meritamun.
Armed with the results of CT scans, the researchers asked for help a forensic sculptor named Jennifer Mann. And then, she was accurately reconstructs the face of the woman by using the clay material. The results were very surprising, really a woman who has a beautiful face.
|A skull replica made by using 3D printer. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fvpGW)|
However Warsha Pilbrow, a member of the research team from the University of Melbourne, revealed that the most important of these reconstruction is not a pretty face of the ancient Egyptian woman. "The main idea of this project is to use heritage and turn it back by using new technologies," she said.
"In this way, the mummy could be an interesting object to be exhibited. And also through the mummy, the students can learn about the signs deadly diseases specific on the anatomy of the human body as well as learn how the population is affected by the environment," she added as quoted by Science Alert on Saturday, September 3, 2016.
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