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3D Computer Modeling Generates a Facial Approximation of Tutankhamun

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Tutankhamun emerging from a lotus flower

The researchers, taking advantage of previous scans along with other fragmented data, reconstructed the young pharaoh's skull.

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An international team of researchers has reconstructed the skull and soft tissue of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun using three-dimensional (3D) computer modeling methods.

The researchers used tomographic scans of Tutankhamun acquired in 2022, along with "data published in the biomedical and Egyptological literature," to reconstruct his skull.

They then produced a 3D facial approximation of the pharoah that was completed using features adapted from the Head of Nefertem, a sculpture thought to be a depiction of the young pharaoh.

From The Jerusalem Post (Israel)
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