A young artist has breathed new life into the dusty, old emperors of Ancient Rome with his life-like computer illustrations of them.
Haround Binous is a student at Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. Using facial recognition technology, Photoshop, and historical references, he’s created true-to-life renderings of every Roman emperor–from Augustus to Valentinian III.
As it turns out, a lot of these ancient dudes were pretty damn sexy and wouldn’t look too out of place on today’s Grindr grid.
Scroll down for a sample of some of Binous’s work and see even more on Facebook.
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