More historical forensics

Forensics experts have reconstructed the faces of other historical figures, just as they did St. Nicholas (see yesterday’s post), based on study of their skulls. Here is Copernicus:

Copernicus, reconstructed

Here is Pharoah Tutankhamun:

Tutankhamun, reconstructed

Here is possibly Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander the Great’s one-eyed father (though the identification has been disputed and is possibly that of Phillip III who succeeded Alexander):

Phillip II of Macedon, reconstructed

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://caughtnottaught.blogspot.com ED… (who blogs at Sincere Ignorance and Conscientious Stupidity)

    The model makers have made Copernicus look like the actor James Cromwell who plays Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact – the man who first makes contact with alien beings…

    Is that geekier than noticing what they’ve done?

  • http://caughtnottaught.blogspot.com ED… (who blogs at Sincere Ignorance and Conscientious Stupidity)

    The model makers have made Copernicus look like the actor James Cromwell who plays Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact – the man who first makes contact with alien beings…

    Is that geekier than noticing what they’ve done?

  • http://caughtnottaught.blogspot.com ED… (who blogs at Sincere Ignorance and Conscientious Stupidity)
  • http://caughtnottaught.blogspot.com ED… (who blogs at Sincere Ignorance and Conscientious Stupidity)
  • http://www.brandywinebooks.net Lars Walker

    Cool.

  • http://www.brandywinebooks.net Lars Walker

    Cool.

  • http://lutherama.blogspot.com Dr. Luther in 21st Century

    Is it me or does Pharaoh look like Demi Moore in G.I. Jane.

  • http://lutherama.blogspot.com Dr. Luther in 21st Century

    Is it me or does Pharaoh look like Demi Moore in G.I. Jane.

  • J

    What Lars wrote.
    This is really interesting to see.

  • J

    What Lars wrote.
    This is really interesting to see.

  • Bruce Gee

    What??? Demi Moore isn’t Pharaoh??

    I want them to do St. Paul.

  • Bruce Gee

    What??? Demi Moore isn’t Pharaoh??

    I want them to do St. Paul.

  • Dan Kempin

    They could also do this with Ambrose of Milan, as his remains are still there beneath the altar of the church where he served. (Protasius and Gervasius are also buried there, but we have to draw the line somewhere.)

  • Dan Kempin

    They could also do this with Ambrose of Milan, as his remains are still there beneath the altar of the church where he served. (Protasius and Gervasius are also buried there, but we have to draw the line somewhere.)


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