We seem to have a limited idea what people like  Julius Caesar and George Washington looked like. With the aid of illustrations, photographs, and sculptures created when they were still living, the pictures of these historical figures and others have been immortalized. These works of art, on the other hand, may not have been that accurate, and in some situations, artists were told to flatter the people who commissioned them.

With the help of new technology, we’ve been able to recreate the faces of these iconic figures to see what they would have looked like. You would not recognize Julius Caesar as the brutal general we all know him to be if you see him today.

Continue reading to see what he and other popular characters could have looked like based on computer-generated imagery.

Cleopatra was known for her exotic elegance, but if you had seen her in person, you would have been stunned!

King Tut

King Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh who ruled Egypt’s New Kingdom from 1332 to 1323 BC. The pharaoh, known simply as King Tut, ascended the throne when he was just nine or ten years old.

MUNICH, GERMANY – APRIL 02: The burial mask of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun is shown during the ‘Tutanchamun – Sein Grab und die Schaetze’ Exhibition Preview at Kleine Olympiahalle on April 2, 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)

Howard Carter, a British archaeologist, found King Tut’s tomb in 1922. The tomb had been sealed for over 3,200 years and contained artifacts and jewels intended to accompany Tut in the afterlife. Tut, the young pharaoh, only reigned for about ten years before dying, and scientists only learned what caused his death after knowing how he looked.

Next, find out why he was sick and what he looked like.

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