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Elagabalus (Aged Facial Reconstruction)


Arienne King
by Daniel Voshart
published on 23 October 2020
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A photorealistic reconstruction of what the Roman emperor Elagabalus (r. 218-222 CE) may have looked like. This reconstruction depicts him clean shaven and wearing minor cosmetics, as he was reputed to have done while emperor. Based on contemporary and near contemporary descriptions, as well as archaeological evidence.

Pictured alongside the reconstruction are the statuary and busts used as references. Made using Photoshop and Artbreeder, a neural net tool.

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Voshart, D. (2020, October 23). Elagabalus (Aged Facial Reconstruction). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Voshart, Daniel. "Elagabalus (Aged Facial Reconstruction)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 23, 2020.

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Voshart, Daniel. "Elagabalus (Aged Facial Reconstruction)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Oct 2020. Web. 15 Apr 2021.

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