The weathered face of an ancient Peruvian queen buried with a treasure trove of gold and jewellery 1,200 years ago is reconstructed for the first time
The weathered face of a Peruvian queen buried with a vast trove of jewels and treasure 1,200 years ago has been reconstructed for the first time.
Experts spent 220 hours hand-crafting the features of the wealthy Noblewoman, who was at least 60 years old when she died, using a 3D-printed cast of her skull and data on her bone and muscle structure.
Archaeologists uncovered the tomb of the so-called Huarmey Queen alongside 57 female aristocrats from the Wari culture, an ancient people that ruled the region centuries before the famous Incas.
Scientists say the woman was buried in particular... read more
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