Face mummy It is called Shep-en-Isis, also known as mummy The most famous in Switzerland, it can be reconstructed thanks to the work of researchers from the Research Center for Bioarchaeology, Paleopathology and Forensic Anthropology (Italy) and 3D tools.
in reconstructing a face woman Who lived in the 7th century BC in ancient Egypt, also involved Flinders University (Australia) and Cicero Moraes, a 3D designer from Brazil. The researchers and designer relied on data obtained from mummy by computed tomography.
The work was done little by little, layer by layer and texture by texture. The hair and small freckles around the nose were the final touches. According to experts, the mummy’s teeth were perfectly preserved, as were the ears (thanks to mummification).
For this reason, teeth were among the most prominent features achieved in the reconstruction. To the extent that It was possible to see that his teeth were slightly protruding, which is known as a type II maxillary diagnosis.
Source: (Cicero Moraes)
On the other hand, unlike other reconstructions made only from skeletons, ear preservation allowed their reproduction and they did not have to design a generic ear, as is often the case.
Who was Ship on Isis?
remains Sheep on Isis was found in a family tomb inside the mortuary temple of Pharaoh Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari. His father (a priest from Thebes) was also in the same place, but he ended up in Berlin, Germany.
Based on the anatomical age of the Sheep in Isis and the interior style of her sarcophagus, He must have been born around 650 BC and died between 620 and 610 BCDr. Michael Habicht’s Explanation of Adventures in History.
moreover, It is estimated that he came from an upper-class family and that he should have had some kind of formal education. The mummy was discovered in 1819 and a year later it was transported to Switzerland.
In 1836 it was transferred to the Abada de San Gall Library, where it remains to this day. Shep-en-Isis (also called Schepenese) is not only the main attraction of the place, but also the most famous mummy in Switzerland.
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