Face of 4000-year-old peruvian woman unveiled

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Added On October 16, 2017

With 3D technology, scientists in Peru have recreated the face of a 4,000-year-old mummy, who is believed to be a noblewoman living in the region's Caral culture.
 
Take a look. 
 
The mummy, known as "the Lady of the Four Tupus", was found last year at the archaeological site of Aspero, some 185 kilometers north of the capital Lima.
 
Her reconstructed face was unveiled at the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture in the capital last week.
 
SOUNDBITE (SPANISH) CICERO MORAES, Brazilian scientist:
"We have been working on this for two months, using a methodology that has been well established. But this work is very important, so we had to consult with the archaeologists at all times. We truly worked for two months, seven days a week, until we had a reconstruction."
 
According to archaeologists, the remains found belong to the woman in her 40s.
 
They said that she was buried with certain prized objects belonging to the ancient Caral civilization that flourished here between 5,000 and 3,800 BC.
 
配女声SOUNDBITE (SPANISH) RUTH SHADY, Peruvian researcher:
"The name 'Four Tupus' comes from the finding that the woman held important social positions in the Caral culture, an advanced civilization that developed rapidly and is the oldest in the Americas. It is as old as Egypt's and other civilizations, such as China and India."