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And he looks nothing like this [Image: juliuscaesar.jpg]

[url:2jpdmq2l]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Roman-Emperor-Julius-Caesar-Facial-Forensic-Model_W0QQitemZ6011746127QQcategoryZ4249QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem[/url]
Dude.

That's awesome!

Big Grin

I was just discussing Rome's cast with my wife this morning about how I hope when they shoot season two, the choose an actor who looks more like Augustus than the guy they have playing Julius Caesar.
Where'd they get the skull?
Avete,all.
CB: Good question(pragmatic as ever)

Tarbicus: Sure. But could he act?

Ursus: I had been wondering,myself. The kid's not going to age enough by next season,certainly.

Great kit,though.Wouldn't mind having one.(King Kong??? :roll: He wasn't real to begin with!).
Quote:Where'd they get the skull?
I bet they started off backwards, with a model of his head, then worked back to a hypothetical skull...
Quote:I bet they started off backwards, with a model of his head, then worked back to a hypothetical skull...
Vorti, are you a detective in real life? :wink:
No, an archivarian (or Documentary Information Supplyer as we like to be called Big Grin ), which is sometimes the same thing... Oh yes, and we're a naturally suspicious profession!
Greetings,
now this is an area that really fascinates me.....(as you may have gathered) facial reconstructions and faces from the past...
(if you are in an art gallery and see someone closely studying portraits.....that's probably me :lol: )
Didn't they have a death mask of JC, which would explain his rather woebegone expression...?
I will find his skull and see what I can come up with....unless it is the real one they are selling with the kit.... Confusedhock: :lol:
regards
Arthes
Three angles of the same 'head' I think, one is from Jona's site
http://www.livius.org/caa-can/caesar/caesar_t09.html
http://www.indiana.edu/~class2/c102/net ... s/L129.JPG
http://www.phil.uni-erlangen.de/~p1alta ... aesar4.JPG
The nose of that reconstruction looks wrong, too fleshy as does the mouth, unless it is taken from a death mask..
I know Caesar as a soldier would have been subject to 'weathering' and looked rather older than his 54 years at death, but from what I can gather, he would have preferred 'realistic' portrayals...
Avete omnes,

some time ago I found this depiction in the world wide web:

[Image: CaesarsTotenmaske.jpg]

Does anybody know whether Caesar's original death mask has survived and whether this mask could be authentic?

Uwe
Greetings Uwe,
Quote:Avete omnes,

some time ago I found this depiction in the world wide web:

[Image: CaesarsTotenmaske.jpg]

Does anybody know whether Caesar's original death mask has survived and whether this mask could be authentic?

Uwe
that looks very realistic, look at the slightly crooked nose and other irregular features, that you would find on a human face..It also has a cadaverous look.....the skin is very sunken in. Or a face that has suffered a lot of stress...
I can't work out if the odd eyes is due to perspective or not...
fascinating.....
It's on here [url:317cx9wk]http://thanatos.net/galleries/categories.php?cat_id=3&sessionid=b3c34f12a622b297c4d4e7441ae5e386&page=3[/url]
For some odd reason this site is giving me the creeps..... :?
regards
Arthes