“We can reconstruct the face of the dead in Amphipolis”

Mr. Manolis Papagrigorakis, talks about the information the skeleton will give us.

Myrtis face restitutionThe skeleton will talk. And very soon indeed. It will tell us the age, cause of death, sex, lifestyle ,habits and diseases. Science and modern technology applied in most Greek laboratories, will not stay in such simple things .

“We can reconstruct his face, just like we did with Myrtis” explains mr. Manolis Papagrigorakisa, a specialist teacher in the School of Dentistry, University of Athens .

As he explains, “The first thing we can learn is just to see if it is a man or woman. This can be identified with just a “look” of the pelvic bone. If there are no pelvic bones, we can learn the sex from the skull. “

“To find the date that he died,” he continues, we will do tests with activated carbon. The results will take about one month, maybe less. “

Regarding the face, he explains that “if there is a skull, of course we can reconstruct the face and give its form just as was the case Myrtis‘. We will have certain answers, according to Mr. Papagrigorakis, in less than two months, maybe in one, if we speed up the process.

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