This however wouldn’t be Neave first discovery as he had ventured in controversial areas before. Over the past two decades, he had reconstructed dozens of famous faces, including Philip II of Macedonia, the father of Alexander the Great, and King Midas of Phrygia. See image after the cut
|The new discovered face of Jesus.|
In order to create the accurate portrait of Jesus, Neave’s and his research team first step was to acquire skulls from near Jerusalem, the region where Jesus lived and preached.
With three well-preserved specimens from the time of Jesus in hand, Neave used computerized tomography to create X-ray “slices” of the skulls, thus revealing minute details about each one’s structure.
Special computer programs then evaluated reams of information about known measurements of the thickness of soft tissue at key areas on human faces. This made it possible to re-create the muscles and skin overlying a representative Semite skull.