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Curious to know how people looked past. To judge about this, before we had only portraits, which are very subjective due to the vision of the artist. In some cases all that remains of the ancestors, is the skeletal remains. But technology has leaped forward, and now scientists can much more accurately recreate a person’s appearance from the past. For example, there is a method such as facial reconstruction on the skull. With the structure and relief data of the skull to recreate the human form. Look at the reconstruction of people who lived hundreds, and even thousands of years ago: they seem to even breathe.

We offer you to look at the past, to dispel myths about the appearance of some historical figures and make sure that before people were just like us.

12. People of the Neolithic

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This man lived to the Neolithic age. He was buried around 5,500 years ago in present-day the UK. By the way, he was born 500 years before was built the first monument at Stonehenge. The man was 25-40 years.

11. Ava, a woman from the bronze age

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This young woman known as Ava, she died about 3 700 years ago. Her remains were found in Scotland in the grave carved into the rock, which is very unusual. Most likely, Ava belonged to the people of the beaker culture — “people Cup”. Scottish archaeologist Maya Hoole and forensic artist Hugh Morrison has managed to recreate the girl’s face.

10. Tutankhamun

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A Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, important people in ancient Egyptian history, rules about 1332-1323 years BC, He came to the throne when he was only 10 years old, and died before the age of 20. Through painstaking study and computed tomography of his mummy in 2005, the world was able to see the reconstructed image of the Pharaoh-boy. As you can see, his appearance with effeminate features were far from ideal.

9. A girl from Ancient Greece

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This girl lived in Athens and died at the age of 11 years around 430 BC About this time the ancient Greek civilization experienced the highest peak.

8. Gaius Julius Caesar

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National Museum of antiquities in the Netherlands did a facial reconstruction of a Roman commander. To do this, scientists scanned the marble bust from the Museum’s collection. Well, we differently imagine the appearance of the great political leader of Rome.

7. An ancient Roman who died in Pompeii

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On August 24, 79 ad, the catastrophic eruption of the volcano Vesuvius destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. According to some, about 16-20 thousand people died during natural disasters. This man was one of them. A forensic scientist from the UK has restored a human face on x-rays and other data of the skull. Scientists had named the Roman “an unknown man”. The fact that they found no grounds on which it would be possible to learn something about his life and social status.

6. A girl from Ancient Rome who died in Herculaneum

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This young girl was among 20 people who tried to hide from the consequences of the eruption of Vesuvius under a canopy for boats. Presumably, the girl came from a wealthy family.

5. A young man from the middle Ages

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This boy lived in the Middle ages in Scotland. He was from 13 to 17 years. Perhaps he was treated and died in the hospital at the time. Scientists used forensic modelling to first restore facial muscles and tissues of the boy, and then used a computer program to recreate human faces.

4. King of England Richard III

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The English king, the last of the Plantagenet dynasty, lived in the second half of the XV century. In Shakespeare’s play Richard III became a byword for cruelty and treachery. However, historians are still arguing about the identity of this king: Palace intrigues and intricacies of the past easy to understand. The remains of the king was found a few years ago in the car Park. Based on these data and examination of the skull was created by a plastic model of the person of the king.

3. Henry IV, king of France

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King of the Huguenots Henry of Navarre 1553-1610 lived in years and was the founder of the Royal dynasty of the Bourbons. Henry cared for his people and received the nickname “good king Henri”. He was killed by a fanatic, when the king was 57 years old. On the basis of its remains, scientists have created on the computer the most accurate depiction of the appearance of Henry IV.

2. Johann Sebastian Bach

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The outstanding composer Johann Sebastian Bach lived and worked two centuries XVII−XVIII. German Maestro left behind more than 1,000 musical works. He scored almost all the important genres of the time except Opera. Scientists managed to restore the image of the composer on the basis of the data of his skull.

1. Maximilien Robespierre

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Maximilian Robespierre was the conductor of the ideas of revolutionary terror. And, ironically, he died on the guillotine at the hands of their former supporters. Scientists have made a 3D facial reconstruction of Robespierre on the basis of a death mask. The results recreate the look of a revolutionary so contradictory, as the personality of Robespierre.

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