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CGI Reconstruction Shows Us What Famous Historical Figures Actually Looked Like

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History is filled with stories about great leaders and other influential figures who, for better or worse, helped build the world we live in today. Despite their contributions, we often have limited-to-no idea what they looked like. We have paintings and in some cases a few old photographs, but nothing like we have today, in the age of CGI.

That’s why we’re so excited about this story. CGI reconstruction can give us a pretty dead-on accurate view of historical figures hundreds to thousands of years back. You won’t believe how history has come to life here!

The Infamous King Tut

Tutenkamen died in 1323 BC at the age of 18. Computer scanning showed the young king’s club foot and serious overbite, but the technology can even show greater physical detail.

Maximilien Robespierre, A Central Figure In The French Revolution

Robespierre’s computer image was generated based on his death mask. This captured minute details, such as his facial blemishes. High-definition reconstruction can come from other sources, too.

King Henry IV’s Head

King Henry IV’s mummified head was the basis for his computer imaging. The visuals are highly detailed, and have been based on patchworks of other historical figures as well.

Venezuelan Leader Simon Bolivar

To capture Bolivar’s life-like computer sculpture, the forensic computer imagery team spent a year going through historical documents with the Venezuelan government. Other famous figures had much more visual guides as inspiration.

Bach: A Musical Artist Already Immortalized In Stone

German composer J.S. Bach’s work is known to many. Thanks to his stature in popular culture, his image was composited from works of art, just like other famous Europeans.

Dante Alighieri’s Infernal Eternal Image

The author of The Divine Comedy’s skull was used with images from paintings to reconstruct what he would have looked like in person. Skull measurements were also used to recreate the face of the saint beloved worldwide.

Saint Nicholas Of Turkey, AKA Santa Claus

Santa Claus’ skeleton was also grave-robbed. After being recovered, his remains were used to generate his actual face, which mirrors his iconic Christmas image. But, what about the ultimate Christian face?

Jesus Of Nazareth Recreated From His Shroud

The Shroud of Turin, which is believed to bear the image of Jesus Christ, was the model for Jesus’ computer imaging. Christ’s later followers also have been visualized.

Giovanni Battista Sidotti, “The Last Missionary”

This Jesuit missionary died in a Japanese prison in the early 18th century. Museum experts were able to reconstruct his likeness even through a badly-decomposed skull.

You won’t believe the oldest face we found!

Meet Ava, A 3700-Year Old Scottish Beauty

Archeologists found an ancient body preserved in a Scottish peat bog. Named “Ava,” her face was digitally reconstructed to show that human faces haven’t changed much in thousands of years.

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Neverland Ranch is Back On The Market: Take A Look Around the Amusement Park

Situated in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Monica, California, the almost 3,000 acre plot of land upon which Neverland Ranch was constructed has recently been placed back on the market. Nowadays, the one-time residence of international pop sensation Michael Jackson is going by a new name: Sycamore Valley Ranch. Much of the estate is as it was during the 15 years Jackson called it his home, except for a few glaring differences – namely, the removal of the fun-fair rides that gave the home its whimsical name Neverland Ranch. The very last vestiges of where the carousel once spun are still visible as you go through the grounds. Read on for an in-depth view of the ranch.

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Jim Henson’s ‘The Storyteller’ Set To Return Thanks To Neil Gaiman

As the creator of The Muppets, Jim Henson provided children with countless memories for generations. It's almost impossible to find one person that wasn't enamored with his colorful characters. One author is looking to revive one of his most beloved programs for the small screen. It's Story Time Neil Gaiman has unveiled plans to revive Henson's The Storyteller. For Gaiman,...

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Nadie imaginaba qué ocurriría con los primeros septillizos del mundo en sobrevivir

Concebir mellizos, trillizos y hasta cuatrillizos es una experiencia un poco inusual. Es cierto que se produce una gran incertidumbre por el impacto que causa el número justo cuando la emoción lo gobierna todo.
Sin embargo, hay situaciones aún más sorpresivas. ¿Qué sucedería si descubres que pronto darás la bienvenida a siete bebés? Puede sonar fuera de lo normal pero eso es exactamente lo que descubrió la joven pareja de Kenny y Bobbi McCaughey. Ellos, que sólo buscaban tener un bebé más para acompañar a su primera hija, ¡se encontraron con la sorpresa de sus vidas!
Lo inolvidable de esta historia es cómo los septillizos McCaughey sobrevivieron a sus precarios primeros meses de vida. ¡No vas a querer perderte la increíble historia de los primeros septillizos supervivientes del mundo!

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