News (Ancient) Face from the past

By Pixie, in 'Latin Culture', Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Bestiola Cryptodraco noctis

    • Praetor
    • Praeco
    Face to face from the past - meet Myrtis, the celebrated reconstruction of a 5th century BC young Athenian whose remains were unearthed during excavations back in the 1990s.
    Greece-Myrtis.jpg
    http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogs...ebrated-ancient-athenian-on.html#.T-4MVBce5Uo
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  2. Akela viam inveniam

    • Princeps Senatus
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Before reading the quote, I thought she was a sculpture not a facial reconstruction - stared at her for a bit not understanding why she looks as realistic as 6th century AD Roman images. :eek:

    I am wondering about her cheeks. though. They look almost chubby... If she died from the plague, would she have really looked like that?

    Or am I just reading too much into it?
  3. Bestiola Cryptodraco noctis

    • Praetor
    • Praeco
    Hmmm well perhaps they reconstructed her in what they thought she might look like in the best of health?
  4. Manus Correctrix Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Victoria
    Those look more like jutting cheekbones.

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