Revisiting the Face of Santa


Back in ’05, I received the following note from a reader:

I caught this [show on the Discovery Channel] on Christmas day. It was a very interesting history about his life and how his relics had traveled. Then using the relics they reconstructed his face using forensics.

My thoughts?

Well, it just goes to show ya, scientists should always check with the Orthodox — it might save time, effort, and money:


Icon of St Nicholas, 10-11th century.

Or, here’s one from Russia, 13th century:


I was reminded of this old posting when Jean-Michel sent me these larger images …

Here & Here.

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