Forensic Anthropologist Creates A More Realistic Portrait Of Jesus

Jesus seems like he would have been a pretty cool guy, and since he turned water into wine and hung out with hookers he was probably the life of the party, that is, if he actually existed.

Whether we have proof of his existence or not Jesus has become quite a polarizing figure, and people are constantly claiming their actions are done in the name of the Lord- this guy right here:

If you're thinking that guy doesn't appear to be of Middle Eastern origin at all you're right, which is probably why some people have taken to calling him White Jesus.

This disparity didn't sit right with forensic anthropologist/medieval artist Richard Neave, so he decided to use his skills and the power of science to create this far more realistic image of Jesus.

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Richard used three skulls found at archaeological sites in Israel as the basis for his portrait, using computerized tomography to flesh out the skulls and create the composite image above.

This is just a guess at what a possibly fictional man might have looked like, but it does seem to go along with the idea that Roman soldiers couldn't tell Jesus apart from his disciples, since White Jesus would have stuck out like a sore thumb.

-Via Esquire


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