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Artist uses AI to reveal what historical figures really looked like

Artist Bas Uterwijk, from Amsterdam, uses a sophisticated AI software that recognises common facial features to make realistic photo-style portraits of famous figures.

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Historical Figures You Didn’t Know Were Black

Is Mrs. Obama really the first black First Lady? Which US bill features a black man? You’ll be surprised at the historical figures you didn’t know were black.

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Historical Figures You Didn’t Know Were Black

Is Mrs. Obama really the first black First Lady? Which US bill features a black man? You’ll be surprised at the historical figures you didn’t know were black.

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18 Historical Figures Who Should Be Remembered for Greater Things Than History Credits Them For

Rightly or for the wrong reasons, there are hundreds of people in history who are remembered for one thing when they should really be noted for another. Thomas Edison is remembered as the inventor of the light bulb, for example, which he wasn’t, but rather should be remembered as the inventor of a practical lighting ...

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Revolutionary War Veterans Reminisce (And Get Their Pictures Taken) - New England Historical Society

During the Civil War, a Connecticut minister named E. B. Hillard went on a quest to collect the reminiscences of the Revolutionary War veterans still alive. They had fought as teenagers and lived a century or more, into the age of photography. So Hillard traveled to their homes, nearly all west of their birthplaces, interviewed […]

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Large Framed Photo. KING EDWARD III OF ENGLAND (1312-1377).

32x22 inch (810x560 mm) ready to hang wooden frame with digital mat and print. KING EDWARD III OF ENGLAND (1312-1377). Panel by unknown artist. 14th century, authority, beard, crown, edward iii, england, gold, king, medieval, moustache, plantagenet, robe, royal. Image supplied by Granger Art on Demand. Product ID:dmcs_12234508_6956_451

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Ex-FBI agent opens cold case review into who betrayed Anne Frank

Vince Pankoke and his team will use new techniques to analyse large amounts of data to solve mystery of diarist’s capture

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The True Story of Harriet Tubman Shows That Sometimes Running Is as Brave as Fighting

Tubman was unflinching in her commitment to liberation and would use the power of her pistol if necessary

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How historical figures would have looked today

A team of digital artists spent three months updating a series of classic portraits for a new TV Series Secret Life on Yesterday. They worked closely with award-winning historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb to ensure the new artworks accurately reflect how the historical figures might look in 2013.

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Modern Technology Reveals What Historical Figures Actually Looked Like - moco-choco

I have always been wondering what famous people from the past looked like and now modern technology and forensic experts give us this fascinating opportunity. Let’s have a look at how people that lived hundreds and thousands of years ago actually looked like!

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