A new study pieces together the face of a 35,000-year-old ancient Egyptian man.

The man lived 30,000 years before the earliest Pharaoh in the Nile Valley, where his skeleton was found virtually intact at the Nazlet Khater 2 site in 1980.

Decades later, it remains the only complete modern human skeleton ever found in Africa from the start of the late Stone Age.
Now scientists have brought his features to life, completing a forensic facial reconstruction of his features using his skull.
This digital approximation revealed a surprisingly robust jaw (compared to modern humans) and a detailed portrait of a unique era of human history.

According to the researchers, the skeleton belonged to a subadult male, aged 17 to 20 years old, with some wear on the bone structures, indicating weight changing during life.

A double-sided axe buried next to his body, suggested that he could have worked in a chert mine.

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