The face of a 2 300-year-old Egyptian mummy has been reconstructed as the elderly woman she was, wrinkles and all.
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Facial reconstruction yields wrinkly mummy
Facial reconstruction yields wrinkly mummy
Facial reconstruction yields wrinkly mummy

The face of a 2 300-year-old Egyptian mummy has been reconstructed as the elderly woman she was, wrinkles and all. The bust by Philadelphia forensic sculptor Frank Bender differs from most reconstructions, which typically portray smooth skin, according to Sam Farmerie, Westminster College's curator of cultural artifacts.

The face of a 2 300-year-old Egyptian mummy has been reconstructed as the elderly woman she was, wrinkles and all. The bust by Philadelphia forensic sculptor Frank Bender differs from most reconstructions, which typically portray smooth skin, according to Sam Farmerie, Westminster College's curator of cultural artifacts.

The mummy, named Pesed, was donated in 1885 to the college by an Egyptian missionary who paid $8 for it, and another $5 to ship it to the United States. The missionary was also a Westminster alumnus.

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