Facial reconstruction shows powerful Bronze Age women’s serene expression and huge earrings

A “powerful, perhaps even scary” woman buried with a silver tiara in Bronze Age Spain now has a practically reconstructed face showing her wearing a calm expression and huge hoop earrings dangling from earplugs.

Earlier this year, announced researchers they had discovered the remains of the woman and a man buried together in a large ceramic pot buried in what was probably an ancient palace. The man had died a few years before the woman; after she died at a later date, someone opened the pot again and placed her body next to his. Now using the partial skull and jewelry from the funeral, a scientific illustrator has digitally recreated the woman’s face, as well as the faces of others buried at the site, known as La Almoloya.

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