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Face of medieval monk reconstructed

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A facial reconstruction has depicted the "impish" features of a powerful churchman whose skeleton was dug up at St Albans Cathedral.

The remains, unearthed in 2017, were found to be those of Abbot John of Wheathampstead, who died in 1465.

Reconstructed by university experts, it is claimed to be the first face of a 15th Century figure to be revealed in this way since Richard III's in 2013.

Abbot John's burial site remained undiscovered for centuries, until excavation work uncovered his remains.

His skeleton was unearthed along with three papal bulls - a type of public charter issued by a pontiff - that Pope Martin V had given him 40 years before, confirming the papal privileges he gained in 1423 - and providing the key to his identity.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-54058301

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Eldorado

Ricky Hatton meets John Malkovich.

Hatton: BBC

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OverSword

Given the condition of that skull I'm thinking the crooked ears may not be too accurate.

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glorybebe

So amazing to see these faces from the past.  

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seanjo

I was thinking an older Wayne Rooney...

Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked

 

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