Forensic facial expert reconstructs Jesus Christ’s face using ancient skulls

The Indepedent: Do you recognise this man?

He appears a world-away from western representations of Jesus Christ but using forensic data from the skulls of ancient first century Jewish men, a British anatomical artist has reimagined the face of the son of God.

Depictions of Christ predominantly show a white, clean shaven man with long, flowing blonde locks.

But the reality may have been very different.

Richard Neave, formerly a professor at Manchester University, constructed the image after he examined three Semites’ skulls from around Galilee in northern Israel using methods more frequently employed to identify victims of crimes as part of a BBCseries more than a decade ago.

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