You know who likes a good archaeology or mummy documentary? This guy.
I’ve always loved museums, too. There is just something about seeing with your own eyes, something – a tool, a piece of clothing, in some cases actual bodies like that of the bog man that I’ve seen in the British Museum – that fires my imagination. What it does is, remind us that these were real people, not just anecdotes in history books.
I guess that’s partly why the genealogy kick I’ve been on for the last few months has been so fascinating.
Now, British archaeologists have teamed up with facial reconstruction experts to bring us the oh-so-scientifically named “Context 958”. This dude lived more than 700 years ago, and based on the skeleton, they’ve found out some fascinating details about (let’s call him) “Skip”‘s life and death.
The mind-blower, though, is what the facial reconstruction people have been able to do. This guy looks like he could be working in the next cubicle over from you!
Even though we know it isn’t true, we somehow think of people from the middle ages as looking like these people enjoying their picnic.
That’s why this guy is so fascinating.
Read what they know about him HERE.