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Artist uses facial reconstruction AI to show how Roman emperors looked in real life and WOOF!

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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 Using facial recognition technology, Photoshop, and historical references, he’s created true-to-life renderings of every Roman emperor–from Augustus to Valentinian III.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.

Gallienus

Gallienus

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Augustus

Augustus

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Lucius Verus

Lucius Verus

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Otho

Probus

Probus

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Diadumenian

Diadumenian

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Hadrian

Hadrian

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Tiberius

Tiberius

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Philip the Arab

Philip the Arab

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Valerian

Valerian

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Claudius Gothicus

Claudius Gothicus

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Pertinax

Pertinax

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Claudius

Claudius

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Numerian

Numerian

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Diocletian

Diocletian

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Domitian

Domitian

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Antoninus Pius

Antoninus Pius

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Constantius Chlorus

Constantius Chlorus

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Valentinian II

Valentinian II

Posted by Haroun Binous on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Septimius Severus

Septimius Severus

Posted by Haroun Binous on Tuesday, August 4, 2020