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Tuesday, 23 July 2024 4.38 AM IST

Scientists recreate face of richest man ever, who lived in 14th century BC

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In a curious and big discovery, scientists have recreated the face of the richest man who ever lived. This is the first time in 3400 years that the face of Amenhotep III, grandfather of the famous Egyptian emperor Tutenkhamun, has been recreated. Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt in the 14th century BC, was considered a god and claimed to be the son of god of sun and air, Amun. He had so much influence and support among his subjects.

Amenhotep was able to make Egypt a hotbed of progress and prosperity and is known as one of the greatest pharaohs. The face was recreated from a skull taken from Amenhotep mummy. Then the nose, lips, eyes and ears were created using data from living donors.

The pharaoh's face was ressurected by Cicero Moraes, a Brazilian graphics designer. "If we are not mistaken, this is the first facial approximation of Amenhotep III. It is our gift to all those who appreciate history," he said.


Moraes has created the faces of many pharaohs before this. Cicero Moris says that the best work he ever did was that of Amenhotep.

Though there was no limit to his wealth, Amenhotep was not in good health. According to experts, he was an obese, sick, and sedentary man, who was almost bald, and suffered from dental problems.

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