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March 23, 2017

The Haunting Face of a Man Who Lived 700 Years Ago


He was just slightly over 40 years old when he died.
His skeleton showed signs of considerable wear-and-tear, so he likely lead a tough and hard working life. His tooth enamel stopped growing during two occasions in his youth, suggesting he likely lived through bouts of famine or sickness when he was young. The archaeologists found traces of blunt force trauma inflicted to the back of his head, which healed over before he died. The researchers aren’t sure what he did for a living, but they think he was a working-class person who specialized in some kind of trade. - - Gizmodo

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 23, 2017 12:20 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Stop messing with me, Gerard?!?

That guy looks just like me and I turn 40 tomorrow ... and, his bio reads just like mine, too.

Posted by: edaddy at March 23, 2017 6:26 PM

The more it changes,the more it's the same thing. His is a haunting face precisely because it looks back at you in your mirror. Handsome chap,for 700 years,I daresay.

Posted by: Nori at March 23, 2017 8:09 PM

Catweazle, perhaps?

Posted by: LS at March 24, 2017 9:04 AM

Did anyone lest notice the part at the beginning of the video that describes him as "we see he was a male, here from the pelvis, so he was probably gendered male as well, being the 12th century..."

just... wow.

Posted by: ec at March 26, 2017 8:05 AM

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