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Artist Creates Stunning Sculptures of People Who Lived Thousands of Years Ago

Swedish sculptor and archaeologist Oscar Nilsson creates a hand-sculpt series of historical people’s faces. Nilsson uses excavated bones as a reference to create facial sculptures of people who lived thousands of years ago. Each fascinating artwork displays an insight into how people looked at the time.

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Huarmey Queen

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Adelasius Elbachus, VIII century AD

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Estrid Sigfastsdotter, XI century AD

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A young woman who lived during the Stone Age about 5,500 years ago

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British man from the Saxon era

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Birger Jarl, ruler of Sweden from 1248 until his death on October 1, 1266

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Neanderthal woman

Swedish viking, XI century

British man from the Iron Age

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A teenage girl from the Mesolithic era

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Woman of Romano-British descent

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A man who lived about 3,700 years ago during the Bronze Age

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Medievil man, 1470-1630

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