Apparently they chose the 'average' skull without any extraordinary
Of course, the Son of God, of all people, wouldn't look at all special.
Apart of course for the halo. (no evidence was found for this).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Helen Bowstead Stallybrass" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 1:43 PM
Subject: The face of Jesus?
On BBC1 one o'clock news there has just been an item about reconstructing
the face of Jesus. It is claimed to be the most accurate likeness of Jesus
ever seen. How can this be claimed when there is no evidence (as far as was
made clear) that the skull used was that belonging to Jesus. The skull was
that of a first century male Jew. Is skull structure amoungst Jews very
similar or is there a wide range of facial features and how dis-similar
would it be to that of a Roman from the same area of the same period?
Surely it would be more accurate to claim that the reconstructed face is
that of a Jew who lived around the time of Jesus.