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Brazilian designer reconstructs the face of the famous pharaoh of ancient Egypt

Brazilian designer reconstructs the face of the famous pharaoh of ancient Egypt

Cícero Moraes, the studio’s designer, has already created other reconstructions of famous pharaohs

OR designer Brazilian Cicero Moraestogether with archaeologist Michael Habicht, of Flinders University, in Adelaide, Australia, they have revealed the possible appearance of the Pharaoh Ramses II.

Ramses II was the governed From Ancient Egypt between 1279 BC and 1213 BC, considered one of the most long-lived of history. His appearance, like that of other pharaohs, has always interested experts. AS technological progressIt is now possible to recreate the most famous faces in history, starting from mummies.

Experts have presented, in a study, the reconstruction of the pharaoh’s face, made through a 3D procedure. The Brazilians use it forensic facial reconstruction (RFF) or Forensic Facial Approximation (AFF) to arrive at the result.

The methods are used when there is not enough data for identification. The technique comes from the reconstruction of the face with the skull.

Other studies on Ramses II had already been carried out, which contributed to the current research by Moraes and Habicht, using images and measurements available and already published in recent decades.

For example, the study says, images of the mummies were scaled to reflect their actual size, and internal structures were drawn and altered in the photos.

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According to the study, the 3D skull of the pharaoh was the starting point. With 3D images and statistical data, the Brazilian designer was able to draw the profile, as well as the facial features.

To create the volume of the face, its details and hair, the technique of “anatomical deformation” was used.

In the reconstruction process, donated skull models were used virtually to make comparisons with modern Egyptians.

For the face of Ramses II, the study authors adapted the skull of a virtual donor to match the features of the pharaoh’s skull. In addition, Moraes also used several soft tissue thickness markers, again based on the current Egyptian population.

Source: Terra

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