Head of Richard III reconstructed in four-hour operation based on DNA test results

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A facial reconstruction expert has spent four hours reworking the head of King Richard III, which was removed from display at the new visitor centre dedicated to him in Leicester after DNA testing at the city’s university suggested he would have had blond hair and blue eyes.

Professor Caroline Wilkinson, of Liverpool John Moores University, completed the new depiction under the watch of staff at the venue, guided by test results produced by Dr Turi King more than a year ago.

"It was a delicate task to remove the eyes and replace with lighter ones, as they are made of glass,” said Professor Wilkinson.

“The hair colour has also been updated, including eyebrows and eyelashes."

Head of Richard III reconstructed in four-hour operation based on DNA test results | Culture24
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