Scientists restored the image of the victim of Mayan rituals

Scientists with the help of 3D-modeling restored the image of Eve from Naharon – a woman from the tribe of Maya, who died 14,000 years ago.

A female skeleton was found 10 years ago in one of the underwater caves in Mexico, not far from the seaside town of Tulum. The body lay at a depth of almost 400 meters, thanks to which the remains were perfectly preserved. At the time of death, the woman was 20-25 years old, and her height was about 140 cm.

To recreate the appearance of Eve from Nacharon (so nicknamed a woman), scientists used the methods of criminology. Due to the fact that about 80% of the structure of the Eve skeleton survived, it was possible to perform a three-dimensional skull simulation. For this work, scientists have attracted the famous Brazilian 3D designer Cicero Moraes.

In the cave near Tulum later found the remains of other people, but Eve of Nacharon was the oldest. Archaeologists believe that she could become a victim of some of the Mayan rituals. “She was seized in the dark, she was frightened, curled up and waiting for death,” says the diver Octavio del Rio, who at one time discovered the remains of Eve.