Tuesday, May 10, 2005


The French team created the image of the young king. Scientists have carried out the first ever facial reconstructions of Egypt's most famous ancient king, Tutankhamun.

Three teams of forensic artists - French, Egyptian and American - built separate but similar models of the king's face using scans of his skull.The French and Egyptians knew who they were recreating, but the Americans were not told where the skull came from.

The models of the boy king, who died 3,300 years ago, reveal a young man with plump cheeks and a round chin.

The BBC story has a photo of a model of the young king as reconstructed.

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