We’re curious to know what ancient people really looked like. We have their portraits, but some of them are highly subjective representations of the artists’ point of view. In some cases, skeletal remains were the only things that remained of our ancestors. However, advanced technology helps today’s scientists to recreate the appearance of ancient people. For example, they use forensic facial reconstruction to help us see what they really looked like. It recreates the face of a person through the structure and anatomy of their skull. In this article, we invite you to take a look at the different reconstructions of ancient people’s appearances — some of them lived hundreds, even thousands of years ago but now, they look very much alive.
Bright Side invites you to take a look into the past and debunk the myths about the appearances of certain historical figures and learn that a lot of them looked similar to how we do today.
12. Neolithic man
This man lived during the Neolithic period.
He was buried approximately 5,500 years ago in the territory of modern Great Britain. For the record, he was born 500 years before the first Stonehenge stone was laid. The man was 25-40 years old.
11. Ava, a woman from the Bronze Age
This young woman we know as Ava died approximately 3,700 years ago.