Scientists recreated the face of a woman who died 2,000 years ago

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(ORDO NEWS) — In Saudi Arabia, scientists were able to recreate the appearance of a woman who lived 2,000 years ago.

At that time, the Nabatean kingdom was located on the territory of the modern state. Scientists know very little about the Nabatean people. Such works are very important for researchers.

It is known that the remains of a woman were discovered in a burial, where 80 more skeletons were found. The tomb is located in Herghe in the city of Al-Ula. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

So far, this is the first and only reconstruction of the appearance of a person who belonged to the Nabatean people. It is known that this kingdom was famous for its capital, Peter.

This city was the center of international trade. Here the paths from the southern part of Arabia and the countries washed by the Mediterranean Sea at that time crossed.

The heyday of this ancient state was around the 6th century BC.

The Nabateans still remain an unsolved mystery for scientists. The thing is that after them there were no texts, writings, artifacts, as, for example, after the Egyptians.

They seem to have disappeared without a trace. Neither in the tombs nor on the rocks are there any references.

Archaeologist Laila Neme participated in the reconstruction of the exterior. The woman’s remains were found back in 2015. There simply weren’t the necessary technologies that could help restore her appearance.

Now, when scientists in different countries have similar experience, Arabian archaeologists also decided to try to do similar work. To their credit, they did quite well.

Laila said that the woman’s name was Hinata. She was no more than 50 years old at the time of her death. She was short, about 1 m 60 cm.

Most likely, she belonged to the middle class. In order to find out what she looked like, forensic scientists and paleopathologists were brought in.

Scientists made a computer tomography of the skull. Then, with the help of a 3D printer, they printed her bust. It is now in the local museum of the city of Herge.


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