February 8, 2013
Experts reconstruct face of Richard III 528 years after his death
Two days after the bones of Richard III were found in a parking lot, 528 years after his death, a 3D-printed reproduction of his face reveals his features. Mashable reports.
The reconstruction project, led by Caroline Wilkinson, Professor of Craniofacial Identification at the University of Dundee, was commissioned and funded by the Richard III Society.
"His facial structure was produced using a scientific approach, based on anatomical assessment and interpretation, and a 3D replication process known as stereolithography. The final head was painted and textured with glass eyes and a wig, using the portraits as reference, to create a realistic and regal appearance.
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