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“In some societies reshaping the human skull has been seen as an ideal of beauty”
Scientists from Germany’s National Academy of Sciences had been baffled by the remains that are believed to be about 1,500 years old.
The bizarre “cone-shaped skull” was unlike anything seen in northern Europe.
But, boffins have finally revealed the the remains are not alien and are instead those belonging to a tortured woman.
It is believed the woman was forced to wear a device that shaped the skull into an egg shape while she was a baby.
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Body modification were once seen as a sign of beauty and nobility, according to the findings.
The report said: “Artificial cranial deformation, which is only possible during early childhood, is a deliberate and permanent shaping of the head performed with great effort.
“In some societies reshaping the human skull has been seen as an ideal of beauty, while it may also have acted as a marker of status, nobility, or affliction to a certain class or group.”
The findings were published after boffins carried out tests on a mysterious three-fingered mummy from Peru.
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A mystery skeleton, dubbed Maria, was unearthed in a tomb near the Nazca lines in Peru last year.
Russian geneticists have found that Maria is a “humanoid being, meaning she has 23 chromosomes like us”.
Another tiny skeleton of a creature aged around nine months, thought to be Maria’s daughter, was found nearby and named Vavita.