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Scientists Reconstruct Face Of ‘Handsome’ Ramses II, Possible Pharaoh Of Exodus

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Using CT software that allows accurate facial reconstruction, scientists say they are able to reveal the ancient Egyptian ruler’s face at the age of 45 and 90 in new detailed images created by CT software that allows accurate facial reconstruction. In a joint scientific project led by researchers from Egypt and England, the mummy of Ramses II was “digitally unwrapped,” allowing historians to observe the famous pharaoh at the time of his death, at the age of 90, for the first time. The result, according to Saleem, was the face of a “handsome” pharaoh. “I find the reconstructed face is a very handsome Egyptian person with facial features characteristic of Ramesses II — the pronounced nose, and strong jaw,” Saleem said in a statement cited by the Daily Mail. Ramses II (c. 1303–1213 BC) is commonly associated with the figure who was in power during the biblical Book of Exodus, which tells the story of the Israelites leaving Egypt after years of slavery, under the leadership of Moses. The rule of Ramses II marked the last peak of Egypt’s imperial power… (READ MORE)

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