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Face of ancient Egyptian reconstructed

Researchers have reconstructed the face of Egyptian dignitary who lived during the 18th Dynasty (1479-1425 B.C.).

“He was between 45 [and] 60 years old when he died,” Raffaella Bianucci, a bioanthropologist in the Legal Medicine Section at the University of Turin, told Live Science. “His tomb in the Valley of the Queens was plundered in antiquity and his body deliberately destroyed.”

In 1904, Italian Egyptologist Ernesto Schiaparelli found what remained of the mummy, now housed at the Egyptian Museum in Turin.

Now, after his desecration, Nebiri has been brought back to life through modern forensics. Using a type of computed tomography and facial reconstruction techniques, the researchers produced an impressive facial approximation.

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Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Live Science | Photo: Philippe Froesch

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