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Richard III found!

Postby Raphael » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:23 am

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!
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Re: Richard III found!

Postby Cybele » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:18 am

I saw this on the news this evening. Pretty interesting stuff!
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Re: Richard III found!

Postby Malia » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:20 pm

Is it totally ghoulish of me to kind of wish they'd dig up Keats's skull and do a similar reconstruction?
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Re: Richard III found!

Postby Cybele » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:15 pm

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.)

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Re: Richard III found!

Postby BrokenLyre » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:28 am

I already have a replica of Keats's head from the 1816 cast on my wall. That will do for me.
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Re: Richard III found!

Postby Ennis » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:26 pm

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.
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Re: Richard III found!

Postby Malia » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:54 am

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 ;) )
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Re: Richard III found!

Postby BrokenLyre » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:55 pm

I agree malia...made me laugh to read your post. I gotta find time to finish reading the Keats Brothers first....
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