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Here’s What Jesus Really Looked Like

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The trouble about historical figures is that their appearance could only be captured through certain media of the time, and the paintings, sculptures, and written descriptions don’t always add up to the same whole.

Through the ages, depictions of famous figures of the past have changed vastly based on the styles and fashions of the era as well as due to the specific interpretations of a given artist, not to mention any political agendas that may have determined what iconography could be created and displayed.

For example, take Jesus. Believed to have been born between 7 and 2 BC and to have died some 30-odd years later, Jesus has gone on to become one of the most depicted art subjects of all time. Problem is, his image has changed constantly over time. Luckily for us, British scientists and Israeli archaeologists teamed together using forensic anthropology to bring us the “real” face of Jesus, and he looks like this…

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