600,000-year-old beauty unveiled in Nanjing
Updated: 2014-08-13 07:06
With the opening of Nanjing Tangshan Homo Erectus Fossil Museum on Aug 11, a wax statue of a female Homo erectus attracted numerous visitors to see what a prehistoric beauty from 600,000 years ago might have looked like.
In 1993, male and female skulls of Nanjing Man, a subspecies of Homo erectus, were discovered in Tangshan Cave near Nanjing.
The museum sent the female cranium to Beijing this May. Based on that, a paleoanthropology expert recreated the female.
On display is a female model of Nanjing Man. [Photo by Wang Luxian/asianewsphoto.com]