French King Henri IV gets a facial reconstruction by forensic artists using a cast of his skull. Notable for his sincere desire to improve the lives of his subjects, the intelligent and courageous visionary, Henri IV married the notorious Marquerite de Valois, daughter of Catherine de Medici, survived 12 assassination attempts and is remembered for his politically expedient conversion from Protestantism to Catholicism by stating "Paris is worth a mass."(km)
Forensic scientists and artists completed in 2005 the first ever facial reconstructions of King Tut using CT scans of his mummified remains. The pharaoh's reconstructed facial composition turned out to be strikingly similar to ancient portraits of Tut
After death and desecration: The head of King Henry IV of France, found in the garage of a French pensioner in 2010. You can actually see where his ear was pierced too. Born in 1553, died 1610 when he was assassinated by a Catholic fanatic. Who knew that death to religious fanatics could be hereditary across cousins? The head has finally been proved by genetic testing to be that of Good King Henry's.
DNA Related to Abraham Lincoln: "Meet Ralph C. Lincoln from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 11th generation Lincoln..." "If Mordecai Lincoln was Ralph's 5th great-grandfather & was Abraham Lincoln's great uncle, then Ralph's 3rd Great-grandfather was Abraham's second cousin. Therefore, Ralph is Abraham's second cousin, five times removed( not his third cousin). There does appear to be a remarkable resemblance between Ralph and Abraham..." via Teach Me Genealogy
Otzi, the Ice Man of the Alps who was discovered in 1991. His mummy, created by having been covered with glacial ice shortly after his death, is the oldest known human skin ever discovered – 5,300 years old – and it is tattooed. Otzi has 59 separate tattoos
Birka girl gets new life Print Here you can learn about a little girl who lived in the Viking town of Birka long ago. We are curious as to who she was. In the autumn of 2011 recreated sculptor Oscar Nilsson Birka girl's face at the Historical Museum. She has a permanent place in our Viking Exhibition and now reconstruction also got a name - Disa!
Kennewick Man (aka Patrick Stewart), a corpse found in Washington State in 1996, originally presumed to be a contemporary homicide victim, then discovered to be more than 10,000 years older. Disrupted contemporary archaeological theories, and the social assumptions based on them. Native Americans attempted to claim the body for traditional reburial, White supremacist groups (learning to use the languages of science and indigenous protest) claimed he was Aryan, and proved that Native…