King Tut's New Face

King Tut Mummy in Tomb (Egypt)
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Tuts head was scanned in 0.62-millimeter (0.02-inch) "slices" to register its intricate structures.

Hundreds of 3-D images were used by by French forensic anthropologist Jean-Nokl Vignal of the Centre Technique de la Gendarmerie Nationale, Paris, to make a "skull map."

Vignal, who works daily with police officials to reconstruct deceased crime victims, determined basic measurements and features of Tuts face, including the position of Tut's mouth, size range of the nose, and thickness of the skin.

Read the story about the reconstruction.
—CT Scanning equipment provided by Siemens AG; Data courtesy Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt; National Geographic magazine, June 2005
 
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