Forensic breakthrough as scientist reveals face of only person discovered crucified in Britain.

A forensic artist has recreated the face of the only man discovered crucified in Roman Britain, some 2,000 years ago – declaring “I am staring at a face from thousands of years ago”.

The reasons for the man being killed in such an agonizing way remains a mystery, but his remains, found in Cambridgeshire three years ago, show a two inch nail had been driven through his heel bone.

Professor Joe Mullins, of the Forensic Science Program, who works with the police to rebuild the faces of crime victims, carried out the reconstruction.

Using DNA and isotopic information, Mullins and colleagues concluded he was likely to have had brown hair and brown eyes. Thinning of his legs, punitive injuries and signs of immobilization all pointed to his having been crucified.