This is the face of Richard III, reconstructed from the skull found beneath a social services car park that was yesterday confirmed as that of the last Plantagenet king.
The facial reconstruction is to be released following the confirmation that the skeleton unearthed in Leicester was that of the king killed in battle more than 500 years ago.
The image is based on a CT scan taken by experts at the University of Leicester, who discovered the king's skeleton with the help of the Richard III Society during an archaeological dig last September.
Revealed: This is the face of King Richard III, reconstructed from 3D scans of his skull after the positive identification of his skeleton found beneath a social services car part in Leicester last year
Solving the puzzle of Richard: To make the reconstruction, forensic experts took a 3D scan of the skull unearthed at Greyfriars before using a computer to add layers of muscle and skin
Posthumous portrait: With its arched nose and prominent chin, the features are similar to those shown in pictures of Richard painted after his death