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See stunning reconstruction of ancient Egyptian mummy that languished at an Australian high school for a century

Live Science

By Tom Metcalfe

May 9, 2024

An ancient Egyptian mummified head displayed in a school library in Australia now has a fresh face, thanks to a meticulous scientific reconstruction.

The ancient object is something of a mystery — it’s unclear how it arrived at Grafton High School in northern New South Wales, about 300 miles (480 kilometers) north of Sydney, and a century-old note with it only said it was from a “genuine” Egyptian mummy. But it will now be displayed beside 3D-printed sculptures based on medical scans and forensic techniques, to show the reconstruction process and what the person would have looked like when they were alive.

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