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Richard III found!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:23 am
by Raphael
Richard III's skeleton has been found and they have made a likeness of him based on his skull:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le ... e-21328380

Fascinating!

Re: Richard III found!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:18 am
by Cybele
I saw this on the news this evening. Pretty interesting stuff!

Re: Richard III found!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:20 pm
by Malia
Is it totally ghoulish of me to kind of wish they'd dig up Keats's skull and do a similar reconstruction?

Re: Richard III found!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:15 pm
by Cybele
Yes, Malia -- :lol: -- it would be a bit ghoulish. (On the other hand, if Fanny's letters were still intact, it might be interesting reading.)

Image

(Photo stolen from a friend on Facebook.)

Re: Richard III found!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:28 am
by BrokenLyre
I already have a replica of Keats's head from the 1816 cast on my wall. That will do for me.

Re: Richard III found!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:26 pm
by Ennis
BrokenLyre wrote:I already have a replica of Keats's head from the 1816 cast on my wall. That will do for me.


Me, too (on both accounts!). I've seen the death mask at The House in Rome, and that's sad enough.

Re: Richard III found!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:54 am
by Malia
That's true--we do have the masks. . .but there's something so profound about a full head --with hair and fleshed out features and eyes open etc. that I'd love to see. While the masks give us a great sense of his features, they are muted by the weight of plaster, his eyes are closed, and his hair is covered. And yes, okay, I am a little bit on the morbidly curious side generally. (I blame my English degree ;) )

Re: Richard III found!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:55 pm
by BrokenLyre
I agree malia...made me laugh to read your post. I gotta find time to finish reading the Keats Brothers first....