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July 16, 2017 AT 3:00 am

Revealing the Face of a 1,600-Year-Old Mummy

Via National Geographic

See how science and technology helped reconstruct the face of the iconic Moche mummy, the Señora de Cao…

…Experts have recreated the face of a Peruvian noblewoman who lived and died around A.D. 400. Using the latest forensic technology, they scanned the mummified remains of the Señora of Cao, who belonged to the pre-Inca Moche culture. The grave of the Señora was discovered in 2005 at a site in El Brujo on the north coast of Peru. Since then, she has become a symbol of Peruvian womanhood and indigenous cultural identity.

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