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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:13 PM

Richard III dig: Facial reconstruction shows how king may have looked

The reconstructed face has a slightly arched nose and prominent chin, similar to features shown in portraits of Richard III painted after his death.

Historian and author John Ashdown-Hill said seeing it was "almost like being face to face with a real person".

Dr Ashdown-Hill, who wrote The Last Days of Richard III, said: "The most obvious features in portraits are the shape of the nose and the chin and both of those are visible in the facial reconstruction."




http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21328380

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Reply Richard III dig: Facial reconstruction shows how king may have looked (Original post)
cali Feb 2013 OP
Siwsan Feb 2013 #1
Hayabusa Feb 2013 #2
Cooley Hurd Feb 2013 #3
onehandle Feb 2013 #8
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #4
blackspade Feb 2013 #5
LadyHawkAZ Feb 2013 #6
ashling Feb 2013 #7

Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:34 PM

1. Interesting - not all that different from the portraits

A bit softer, maybe, and definitely looks a little younger. This is a somewhat contemporary work but there is another portrait that is much less attractive, and I suspect it was either painted or altered to suit one of the Tudors.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:52 PM

2. Wow, that famous portrait

was pretty spot on, really.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:22 PM

3. Everyone knows he looked like this:



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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:33 PM

8. That's how I remember him...

...from the boxed set.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:39 PM

4. Still think he looks like this...

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:40 PM

5. Really cool stuff.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:04 PM

6. I had hoped they would do this.

Too cool.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:28 PM

7. Well, at least Leicester is on top of this burying monarchs anywhere you damn well please thing

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