“Facial reconstruction of Egyptian mummy “Senu”” by Danjou, Masunaga, Tateishi, Koiso, Uchiyama, et al. …

  • ©Makoto Danjou, Yuko Masunaga, Ayako Tateishi, Kaori Koiso, Hiroko Uchiyama, Tomohito Nagaoka, and Sakuji Yoshimura

  • ©Makoto Danjou, Yuko Masunaga, Ayako Tateishi, Kaori Koiso, Hiroko Uchiyama, Tomohito Nagaoka, and Sakuji Yoshimura

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    Facial reconstruction of Egyptian mummy "Senu"

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    This research aims to do a facial reconstruction of the Egyptian mummy “Senu”, believed to be more than 3700 years old. This mummy was excavated from the undisturbed tomb at the Dahshur north archeological site by a team from Waseda University in January 2005. Digital technology was first used by Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto in 1977 to CT scan the Egyptian mummy.[2] Attardi et al. [1] in 1999 made a facial reconstruction from CT data using 3D computer graphics, and the team of National Geographic[5] reconstructed the face of Tutankhamun in 2005. Kahler et al.[3] proposed a facial reconstruction method that is based on anatomy to incorporate skin and muscle. Our project is the collaboration between anatomists, Egyptologists and digital artists to produce photo-realistic 3D digital facial reconstruction based on anatomy and Egyptology. 

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    1. Attardi, G., Betro, M., Forte, M., Gori, R., Guidazzoli, A., Imboden, S., and Mallegni, F.: “3D Facial Re-construction and Visualization of Ancient Egyptian Mummies using spiral CT Data, “SIGGRAPH99 Abstracts and Applications; CD-ROM, 1999, pp. 223–239
    2. Discover. http://www.discover.com/issue/apr-95/features/the mummyunwrappe490/
    3. Kahler, K., Haber, J. and Seidel, H., “Reanimating the Dead: Reconstruction of Expressive Faces from Skull Data,” ACM Transactions on Graphics, vol.22, No. 3, July 2003, pp.554–561
    4. Seta, S., Yoshino, M., Hakkotsu-Shitai no Kantei. (Identification of Human Skeletal Remains) (in Japanese), Reibunsha, Tokyo, 1990, p.341–344
    5. Williams, A. R.: “Modern Technology Reopens The Ancient Case of King Tut, “National Geographic, June, 2005, p.2–21


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©Makoto Danjou, Yuko Masunaga, Ayako Tateishi, Kaori Koiso, Hiroko Uchiyama, Tomohito Nagaoka, and Sakuji Yoshimura ©Makoto Danjou, Yuko Masunaga, Ayako Tateishi, Kaori Koiso, Hiroko Uchiyama, Tomohito Nagaoka, and Sakuji Yoshimura ©Makoto Danjou, Yuko Masunaga, Ayako Tateishi, Kaori Koiso, Hiroko Uchiyama, Tomohito Nagaoka, and Sakuji Yoshimura

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