Would you ever believe that this man is around 35.000 years old ?
Man of Spy. Isn't this reconstruction perfect ? you can see all details (I only had to cut off the private part of the man, not to get in trouble with prude Bloggers !)
The body and face of the man of Spy in Belgium, had been restored, he was one of the last Neanderthals whose bones date back about 35,000 years. The project cost 87,000 euros and was presented in the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels. Now he has been moved back to his "home town" in Spy.
Fifty researchers participated in the physical reconstruction and also two artists from the Netherlands. To make it as real as possible, the artists have worked from the bones of one of the three individuals found at Spy. Ten years were needed for its reconstruction, silicone and real hairs were used. Today he stands there where he came from in Spy.
I was in Spy in October to visit the Grotte de Spy where the remains of the Neanderthal man were found. We had to ask several times because there was no sign indicating the way.
only this. When I see how people imagined a Neanderthal man and how he really looked like it's unbelievable.
The place was beautiful and finally we found a way through the woods walked a km and couldn't enter the cave because the way to the cave was so difficult and dangerous that we didn't dare to go.
I suppose that now it's more easier to find this man ! and I certainly will go back there and see him. Apparently he is quiet short only 1.50 m (5 feet).