Wednesday, 6 February 2013

New scans put a face on the museum’s mummies

McGill University's Redpath Museum will soon be showing off some new additions to its Egyptology collection, after decades new CT scans are putting a new face on an old display of three mummies.

For centuries our notion of ancient Egyptians has been based on two dimensional images—concepts literally carved in stone. But new technology is showing them for who they really are.

The mummies were scanned for a project run by the University of Western Ontario. The scans of the skulls were then turned into 3d models and forensic artist Victoria Lywood reconstructed the faces from the past using her artistic skills and following scientific rules.

For more, see CTV News

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