Okay this is not breaking news but it is something that certainly interests me!
Otzi the Iceman was killed about 5300 years ago while trekking up the Schnalstal glacier in the Italian Alps.
Now, according to the Telegraph, Dutch forensic experts Alfons and Adrie Kennis have painstakingly created the first image of Otzi, relying on 3D images of the mummy's skull and infrared and tomographic images.
Their reconstruction reveals Otzi to be an older man, with deep wrinkles in his face and shaggy, unkempt hair parted on the side.His sunken cheeks and deep-set eyes make him appear tired, and older than scientists believed him to have been at the age of his death - around 45.They placed him at 5ft 3ins tall and had him weighing in at 2lbs under eight stone.
The new model of him will go on display from March 1 until January next year at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano.
Fascinating.I used to enjoy the programme Meet the Ancestors which endeeavoured to put a face on ancient (and not so ancient) skeletons. It is wonderful to see the face of Otzi