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Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Face of Orkney's St Magnus reconstructed
Forensic artist Hew Morrison used specialist computer software for his
reconstruction of St Magnus
A facial reconstruction has been made of Orkney's St Magnus to help mark the 900th anniversary of his death.
Forensic artist Hew Morrison's research included studies of photographs taken in the 1920s of what is said to be the skull of the 12th Century Norse earl.
Before sainthood, Magnus Erlendsson shared the earldom of Orkney with his cousin, Hakon.
Hakon's jealousy of his cousin's popularity on the islands led to Magnus being put to death.
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David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot
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