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Egyptian mummies brought to life

This morning, we meet three Egyptian mummies - with the bandages off!

Victoria Lywood, the forensic artist who reconstructed the faces of a young man, a young woman and a white-haired granny who lived thousands of years ago tells Ainslie MacLellan how she did it.

Theban Male(Left) Facial reconstruction of Theban male mummy, Theban Ladyapproximate age: early 20s; (Ptolemaic Period 332-30 BCE). (Photo courtesy of forensic artist Victoria Lywood.)

(Right) Facial reconstruction of Theban female mummy, approximate age: 30-50 years old; (Late Roman Period 230-380 CE). (Photo courtesy of forensic artist Victoria Lywood.)

 

Mummy(Bottom left) Facial reconstruction of Fayum female mummy, approximate age: 18-24 years old (mid-Roman Period 96-161 CE). (Photo courtesy of forensic artist Victoria Lywood.)

 

All three mummies are on display at McGill University's Redpath Museum in February.

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