3D Printing Gives a Face to a 2,000-Year-Old Egyptian

Posted by Editor On September - 2 - 2016

3D Printing Gives a Face to a 2,000-Year-Old Egyptian

Alicia Miller writes about how a joint effort of artists and researchers are fleshing out the remains of an Egyptian mummy

University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, in conjunction with sculptors and Egyptologists, have been able to render a vision of what an 18- to 25-year-old Egyptian mummy named Meritamun looked like.

Researchers used a broad range of information to conduct facial recognition of a mummy whose skull was 3D-printed for the project. Using data based on Egyptian facial features, as well as information obtained from the skull, sculptor Jennifer Mann was able to render a likely representation of what Meritamun looked like at the time of her death.

For more on the story, see: https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/3d-printing-helps-bring-2000-year-old-egyptian-skull-life-95095/.