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Face of Robert the Bruce digitally reconstructed

Historians have digitally reconstructed the face of Robert the Bruce, almost 700 years after his death.

Until now, portraits and statues of the victor of Bannockburn have relied on artists’ imaginations.

With no contemporary artworks to tell us what King Robert actually looked like, historians at the University of Glasgow teamed up with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) to provide an accurate representation.

Its Face Lab specialises in recreating likenesses from legal and archaeological evidence – most famously, the face of the English king, Richard the Third.

Robert the Bruce is best remembered for his victory over the English army at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: EMPICS

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