A hospital in Barcelona has developed technology which allows archaeologists to reconstructed the faces of Egyptian of a 2,000-year-old mummy. I’ve looked everywhere for a photo to accompany this story. If you come across any photos, please post the links in A Forum About History and I’ll replace the image above.
According to a report in the Barcelona Reporter, the presentation of the newly reconstructed face was given by Drs Felix Scales, Xavier Perich and Jordi Clos, president of the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona.
They showed the technological advances used in the facial reconstruction process that so far had not been used for archaeology, and the visible effect on the mummy.
Scales said that the project is quite important because thanks to advances in science, it is now possible to probe the internal structure of a mummy without having to open the shroud.
There is also no need to invade the mummy and destroy the original composition.
“It is very different from analyzing tissue straight out of surgery that one from more than 2,000 years ago,” said Scales.