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Scientists Reveal What Jesus Really Looked Like And How He Actually Dressed

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John Pavlovitz

According to an article by Quartz, for centuries we've been looking at the wrong image of Jesus.

When we think of the Son of God, we picture a young man with fair skin and long hair, but scientists say Jesus looked the complete opposite.

In BBC's 2001 documentary, Son of God, a reconstruction of the Biblical figure was created based on an ancient skull found on an Israeli archaeological site.  

More research discovered that Jesus didn't exactly dress the way we think he did. We imagine him dressed in beautiful and loose garments, like a long robe, but it's no secret that Jesus wasn't wealthy.

So what exactly did Christ look like and what would he usually wear? Take a look:

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