Richard III’s face reconstructed from Skull

King Richard III

The recently discovered skull of Richard III has led researchers to reconstruct and make a model of his face using 3D printing technology. This fascinating example of how technology is bringing us closer to the past illustrates just one of the many uses 3D printing and scanning can have in the fields of archaeology, history, and forensics.

Greyfriars car park, Leicester, where the remains of King Richard III were found
The complete skeleton showing the curve of the spine of Richard III