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Cleopatra of Egypt An attempted digital reconstruction of Cleopatra's face, based on ancient sculptures and coins.

An attempted digital reconstruction of the Greek-Egyptian Cleopatra, based on ancient sculptures and coins.

Tutankhamun had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth according to a 'virtual autopsy' | Daily Mail Online

Revealed: King Tut had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth

A virtual autopsy comprised of thousands of scans has shown that Tutankhamun& early death may have been due to physical and genetic problems caused by his parents being brother and sister.

Eerie reconstructions show faces and diets of medieval men and women in Edinburgh graveyard | Culture24

Eerie reconstructions show faces and diets of medieval men and women in Edinburgh graveyard. © Courtesy City of Edinburgh Council

An artist depicts what a Celtic mummy found in China may have looked like thousands of years ago on the ancient silk road. Hundreds of ancient Europeans were lost in the Taklamakan Desert in the region of Xinjiang, western China. The woman pictured was accompanied by the mummy of a reddish brown haired Celtic man with a ginger beard. He was buried wearing a red twill tunic and tartan leggings. The woman's face was painted with curling designs presumed for burial.

An artist's reconstruction of one of the Taklamakan mummies, found in the Taklamakan desert in the region of Uyghur-East Turkestan (now Xinjiang), western China.

Is this Queen Nefertiti? With Egyptology, one can never be sure, but archeologist Joann Fletcher made a strong case that a mummy found in a sealed crypt may be the queen. For the facial reconstruction, two British forensic experts worked blind and came up with the above rendering without knowing whose skull it was. It bears a strong resemblance to the famous bust of the queen. One thing’s for sure: with that long neck, delicate bones, and full lips.

10 Facial Reconstructions of Famous Historical Figures

The Ancient Pict facial reconstruction. Body of a cist burial was uncovered at Bridge of Tilt near Blair Atholl in the Highlands, dating to 340-615AD, making it one of the earliest Pictish graves found in Scotland.reconstruction

Man found buried at Bridge of Tilt, Perthshire in a Pictish style long cist dating from 340 to 615 CE by GUARD Archaeology Face of Character for story

Facial reconstruction of a girl found in Athens, believed to have died around 430 B.C.E.  She has been named "Myrtis."

Facial reconstruction of a girl found in Athens, believed to have died around 430 B.

Neanderthal skull reconstruction. Such reconstructions used to look a lot more primitive. Go figure.

Lichtenstein Cave Museum - facial reconstruction of Bronze Age family with father

2008 - Neanderthal Male & Female - reconstructions by Elisabeth Daynès

Article about how we see/saw the neanderthals. 2008 - Neanderthal Male & Female - reconstructions by Elisabeth Daynès

Stonehenge Man: Forensic analysis of a prehistoric skull gives the UK's most iconic monument a human face

Stonehenge Man: not just a pretty face -- Forensic analysis of a prehistoric skull gives the UK's most iconic monument a human face. clearly pre-anglo saxon, but could not resist passing this info along

Fayum mummy portraits, left, compared to the reconstructions made from the skulls of the people depicted. The male portrait c AD 80-100, female circa AD 55-70, both from Hawara, now in the British Museum. What is so wonderful is how the flat and stylised portrait suddenly leaps alive as a very just representation of the person beneath.

Fayum mummy portraits, left, compared to the reconstructions made from the skulls of the people depicted. The male portrait is circa AD female circa AD both from Hawara, now in the British Museum.