Renaissance painters often depicted Jesus Christ as this good-looking Caucasian guy who had long brown hair, light complexion, and gentle facial features.
If Dr Richard Neave and his team of forensic experts would be believed, however, it looks like the masters have been wrong all along.
Now a retired medical artist, Dr Neave has worked with forensic scientists as they recreated the face of the Son of God. The team studied Semite skulls and utilized advanced forensic methods.
Dr Neave’s forensic team claims Jesus probably looked like this:
A more accurate depiction of Christ.
These features may not be what most of us imagine Christ but that’s how most Middle Eastern Jews in the Galilee area looked like during those times. Several experts agreed with Neave’s depiction saying it is probably more accurate compared with what past painters have shown us.
Past artist renditions of Christ are therefore mostly based on inspiration and hearsay.
Dr Neave said that there are actually two stumbling blocks as to coming up with a definitive depiction of Christ’ facial features. First, we don’t have a skeleton or remains that can be confirmed as Jesus’ and second, the Bible doesn’t provide much information. Artist renditions therefore are mostly based on inspiration and hearsay.
Neave and his team used forensic anthropology in their quest of recreating a close depiction of Christ. They utilized available archaeological and cultural information. They also X-rayed three Semite skulls discovered earlier by archeologists in Israel.
With the help of computerized tomography, they likewise uncovered structural details of the skull and made calculations and measurements regarding how the skin and muscles should look. Later on, they came up with a digital 3D reconstruction of the face along with a skull cast. Nose, lips, and eyes were then added, following the shape of the skull.
Allison Galloway, professor of anthropology at the University of California had this to say about Neave’s project:
“This is probably a lot closer to the truth than the work of many great masters.”
So yes, Jesus probably doesn’t look like any of the paintings or movies we’ve seen in the past.
Bees Kill Penguins by Stinging Them in the Eyes
2000 Kilogram Sunfish Caught Off North African Coast
Man Embezzles $57K in COVID-19 Relief to Buy Pokemon Cards
Florida Man Catches and “Recycles” Alligator in Driveway
Man Shocks Reporter on How He’d Spend the Lottery Winnings
Man Joins Search Operation Not Realizing He’s the One Missing
World’s Oldest Rhino Dies in Italian Zoo at 54 Years Old
Meet Quilty – Cat Escape Artist Helping Other Cats Jailbreak
Fans Use American Flag to Save Falling Cat During Football Game in Miami
TikToker Shares How She Tricked Invaders Who Tried Opening The Hotel Door While She Was Alone
Man Iced Neighbor Who Repeatedly Asked Him “When Are You Getting Married?”
Do You Live in One of These 15 Countries With The Most Beautiful Women on Earth?
The Secret Meaning of Anklets And Why Some Wives Wear Them
Waking Up Between 3 to 5 AM Could Mean You’re Experiencing Spiritual Awakening
Divorced Man Wrote 20 Epic Marriage Advice He Wished He Could Have Had
Haunting Photos of Two Tourists Snapped Just Before They Mysteriously Disappeared
“Chastity Cages” is the Latest Thing for Men
Pork Fat Is Officially One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods
Some Stranger Padlocked This Guy’s Earlobe And Ran Away With The Key
Three-Month-Old Baby Left Blind in One Eye After Family Friend Took His Picture
Entertainment9 months ago
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Could “Unite The People” If He Runs As US President, Says The Undertaker
OMG9 months ago
Pastor Heals People By Farting The ‘Holy Spirit’ On Their Faces
Sci/Tech7 months ago
After Over A Year Into The Pandemic, WHO Finally Admits Coronavirus Airborne Transmission Is Possible
Sci/Tech8 months ago
“Pyramid-Shaped” UFO Videos And Pics Are Authentic, Pentagon Confirms