An English university has used cutting-edge technology to recreate St. Nicholas of Myra's face from his remains.
A new facial reconstruction of St. Nicholas of Myra is being hailed as the “most realistic” depiction of the Turkish saint. The work was revealed on December 6, the feast day of St. Nicholas.
BBC reports that the reconstruction was completed by the Face Lab at Liverpool John Moores University, in England. The project was overseen by Professor Caroline Wilkinson, who noted that the process utilized all available historically related materials to complete. This included the saint’s relics and remains, which are housed in the Italian Bari Cathedral.