Monday, October 12, 2015

Things that make me go HMMMMMMM -- The Apostle Paul

Forensics can be cool.

Some scientists have worked on the bones of famous deceased people to determine what they would have looked like based on forensics.  In the link below, there are ten people whose faces were configured to show what they would have looked like.  Quite often, they show that artists renditions were pretty accurate.  Of special interest are Johann Sebastian Bach and the Apostle Paul (assuming that the remains they found were, indeed, of the apostle).  Paul's face is copied below.  You can find other historical figures in the link below.  In any case, it is pretty cool.


You can find it all here.  Note: The site is in Spanish, but you can pretty much figure out who everyone is.

Hat tip: Cranach, the Blog of Veith