Is this Mary Magdalene? Forensic reconstruction of a holy relic puts a face to the skull of a Saint
WAS she a prostitute? Was she Jesus’ wife? Mary Magdalene has generated fascination and controversy for more than 2000 years. Now we may know what she looked like.
It’s a blackened skull. A scattering of bones. A bundle of human hair.
But these human remains have been kept as holy relics in a crypt beneath a basilica of a medieval town in the south of France for more than 1800 years.
Now, scientists have been able to put a face to the skull many believe belongs to one of the most controversial players of the New Testament.