Specialists have reconstructed the face of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II, who died 3,200 years ago, the Daily Mail reported. The reconstruction was carried out by Egyptian and British specialists. They did a CT scan of the skull and a 3D model. Then they “rejuvenated” the resulting portrait with the help of a special program to get the pharaoh’s face not at death, when he was about 90 years old, but at the height of his powers. According to Sahar Salem of Cairo University, who created the 3D model, the pharaoh was very handsome. Ramses II ruled from 1279-1213 BC. This period is the peak of the power of the Egyptian Empire. Scientists from the University of Liverpool who participated in the study described the process of facial reconstruction. A computer program gradually reconstructed the features based on the shape of the skull, recreating the muscle structure, fat layers and finally the skin.
Specialists have reconstructed the face of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II, who died 3,200 years ago, the Daily Mail reported. Specialists have faced some problems. They did not have any data on hair and eye color, and individual characteristics such as wrinkles and moles. For the final portrait, they chose the “most likely” options, having also analyzed written sources. The researchers allow an error of at least 2 mm in terms of shape in 70 percent of the surface. However, this is the most accurate portrait of Ramesses II. It is the only one based on computed tomography of the skull. The versions so far are more “artistic”, using the face of the pharaoh’s mummy.
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