These 19 Ancient Celebrities Looked Nothing Like What’s in History Books

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Who do you instantly picture when you think of George Washington, Cleopatra, King Tut, or Jesus Christ? Famous paintings, sculptures, and pictures in our history books have etched an image in our minds of how people from ancient times looked like, but this list will definitely challenge a few. Thanks to forensic scientists, researchers, and the latest technology, we now know more accurately what these people may have actually looked like, and you might be surprised to see.

How beautiful was Cleopatra in real life? Was Julius Caesar actually just an everyday Joe? Click through to decide how reality matches up with these works of art!