Scientists have recreated the face of an ancient Egyptian mummy, which is 2600 years old

Scientists have recreated the face of an ancient Egyptian mummy, which is 2600 years old

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The mummy of an ancient Egyptian girl named Shep-an-Isis was found in 1819 in the complex of temples and tombs of Deir el-Bahari. Almost immediately, the find was taken to Switzerland, where it is kept to this day in the library of the Abbey of San Galo.

Scientists have recreated the face of an ancient Egyptian mummy, which is 2600 years old 1

Thanks to the inscriptions on the sarcophagus, scientists managed to find out that the girl lived in the 7th century BC. – during the reign of the 26th dynasty of the Egyptian pharaohs, in the last period of the heyday of Ancient Egypt.

She was the daughter of a priest from the city of Thebes and died around 610 BC. Shep-an-Isis had a husband, but information about his name or profession could not be found. There is also no information whether they had children or not.

With the help of 3D technologies and computed tomography, scientists were able to reconstruct the appearance of the beautiful Shep en Isis.

Scientists have recreated the face of an ancient Egyptian mummy, which is 2600 years old 2

She really was beautiful – an exquisite cut of the eyes, pronounced cheekbones, a refined chin. Details such as olive skin color and brown eyes had to be assumed by the reenactors based on the characteristics of that time and era.

Scientists have recreated the face of an ancient Egyptian mummy, which is 2600 years old 3

Also, according to the structure of the skull and the morphological data of the skeleton, it was possible to establish that the girl had a protruding upper jaw.

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