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Revealed, the face of Scottish legend Robert the Bruce

By Lucinda Cameron

Scientists and historians have joined forces to create detailed virtual images of what Robert the Bruce may have looked like, almost 700 years after his death.

The experts used a cast of what is believed to be the Scottish king's skull, which belongs to the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, to determine the shape and structure of his face.

The images are the outcome of a collaboration between historians from the University of Glasgow and craniofacial experts from Liverpool John Moores University.

Robert the Bruce, who reigned in Scotland from 1306 until his death in 1329 aged about 55, is famed for his victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

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