The LJMU Face Lab Created an Accurate Image of Robert the Bruce

By: Joey Haar - Dec 13, 2016
References: gla.ac.uk & engadget
Researchers from the LJMU Face Lab (a CGI and biology team working at Liverpool John Moores University) have created what they believe to be an accurate picture of a Scotsman -- but not just any Scotsman. The researchers have created a digital image of the face of Robert the Bruce based on a cast of the historical figure's skull.

Robert the Bruce was the King of Scots in the early 14th century, a legendary warrior and leader who fought to establish Scotland's independence from England. LJMU Face Lab's CGI of the ancient King's face is based on a scanning of his skull. In the early 20th century, historian's exhumed Robert the Bruce and took a cast of his skull. Using this cast, today's researchers were able to recreate the soft tissue that composed it.