Thursday, 8 December 2016

Robert the Bruce's face reconstructed

Facial reconstruction experts at Liverpool John Moores University, partnership with Glasgow University, have reconstructed what Robert the Bruce's face would have looked like in his later years, both with and without the affects of leprosy from which he was believed to suffer. The reconstructions were visualised from a cast of the king's skull held at the Hunterian museum. The skull was located in 1818-19 from Dunfermline Abbey and then reinterred.

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