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'5 Years with Myrtis' Conference at the Acropolis Museum

myrtis aThe conference “5 years with Myrtis” on the five-year anniversary since the reconstruction of 11-year-old “Myrtis,” the girl that put a face to distant antiquity, will take place on May 13 at the Acropolis museum in Athens, Greece. The name “Myrtis” was given to her by scientists who worked on the reconstruction of her features.
Following her “resurrection” nearly 2,500 years after she died of typhoid fever – the plague that also struck down statesman Pericles and one third of all Athenians at the time- she was now also made a “Millenium Friend” and her picture posted on a website supporting the UN Millenium Goals as a message to the world about disease prevention.
The conference is held under the auspices of the University of Athens, the Ministry of Research and Innovation, the UN and the Norwegian Embassy in Athens.
(source: ana-mpa)

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