‘Discovering the face’ of St. Anthony
June 20, 2014
Forensic scientists have been able to construct an image of the face of St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231).
“From only the skull, his face and its features were reconstructed with a high degree of objectivity,” according to a L’Osservatore Romano report.
“His teeth, while completely healthy and normal, show signs of a vegetarian diet and one that was anything but plentiful,” the report added. “[H]e was a handsome man of Atlanto-Mediterranean descent with a noble and refined profile, cut from a cloth which was both strong and fragile.”
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