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

(ORDO NEWS) — Sometimes the work of scientists resembles a symbiosis of science and creativity. One of such vivid examples is the reproduction of the appearance of an ancient Egyptian woman.

Her remains were used to create a portrait of an Egyptian woman. This mummy is more than 2000 years old, she lived in the time of Cleopatra and was buried pregnant.

In 2021, a group of Polish scientists began to study the mummy, which was called the “mysterious woman”. It is known that she died at 28 weeks of pregnancy.

The child was not pulled out or mummified, because it was believed that the mother and the fetus were one. The cause of death could not be established.

The mummy was found in the 1800s, and in 1826 it was transported to Warsaw. A lot of amulets were found near the body.

It is believed that they were placed in burial places because it was believed that they would help to cross into the afterlife.

The body was neatly wrapped in cloth, which shows care for the “mysterious woman”. Researchers have never found more pregnant mummies.

Given the opportunity, scientists wanted to try to recreate the face of an ancient Egyptian woman.

Chantal Milan is an Italian anthropologist who said that the bones of the skull can give a lot of information and “tell” what a person looked like.

The portrait cannot be called accurate, but it can be considered that it is close to the real appearance.

The “stranger” mummy was brought to life with the help of 2D and 3D technologies. The most important and most difficult in this matter is the reproduction of soft tissues.

Forensic scientists also use these technologies in their work, when it is necessary to identify a victim with the help of a skull, fingerprints and DNA analysis.

The deceased had brown eyes and dark, wavy hair, a small nose, not plump lips and dark skin.

The woman died at a young age and looked attractive. You can see the reconstruction in the Silesian Museum in Katowice.


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