Thursday, 14 December 2017

Face of 1,200 year old 'Huary Queen' revealed

The “Huarmey Queen” was found five years ago at El Castillo de Huarmey in Peru. She was from the pre-Incan Wari culture and lived about 12 centuries ago. Her body, surrounded by jewelry, gold ear flares, a copper ceremonial ax, a silver goblet and weaving tools fashioned from gold, was found in a private chamber.

Her skeleton revealed that she had a strong upper body and spent most of life seated, indicating that she could had been a weaver — a position of great renown among the Wari, who revered textiles more than gold and silver.
Experts spent 220 hours hand-crafting the features of the noblewoman, who was at least 60 years old when she died, using a 3D-printed cast of her skull and data on her bone and muscle structure.