Friday, September 24, 2010

Ancient Greek girl brought back to life

Greek scientists and archaeologists achieved the wonderful feat when they gave an ancient Athenian girl from the 5th century BC a face by using her bones, found in an ancient mass grave near the ancient Athenian cemetery of Keramikos by archeologist Effie Valavani.

The girl named 'Myrtis' by the scientists, has been brought back to life through facial reconstruction from her intact skull and teeth.

Myrtis is now one of the prized possessions of the National Hellenic Archeological Museum of Athens.

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