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Old August 21st, 2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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Facial reconstruction of Timurids ( Tamerlane, Shah Rukh, Ulugh Beg )

I'm really fascinated with mongoloid hybrids. I enjoy the fact that they can look mongoloid, caucasoid, in-between.

1. Timur: Mongoloid with some caucasoid amixture
2. Ulugh Beg: Mongoloid with some caucasoid admixture
3. Shah Rukh: Caucasoid with some mongoloid admixture

All three of them are closely related, Timur is the grandfather, Ulugh Beg is the grandson, and Shah Rukh the father.


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Anthropology data: From his bones it was clear that Timur was a tall and broad chested man with strong cheek bones. Gerasimov reconstructed the likeness of Timur from his skull. At 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters), Timur was very tall for his era. Gerasimov also confirmed Timur's lameness due to a hip injury. Gerasimov also found that Timur's facial characteristics conformed to general Mongoloid features.[52] In the study of "Anthropological composition of the population of Central Asia" shows the cranium of Timur predominate the characters of the South Siberian Mongoloid type.[64] Timur is classified as being closer to the Mongoloid race with some admixture.

Achievements: Timur is regarded as a military genius and a tactician whose prowess made him one of the world’s great conquerors. Timur's armies were ferocious, feared throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe[15]. Independent scholars estimate that his military campaigns caused the deaths of 17 million people, amounting to about 5% of the world population.

Ulugh Beg

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Anthropology data: Soviet anthropologist Mikhail M. Gerasimov reconstructed the face of Ulugh Beg. Like Timurlane, Ulugh Beg is close to the Mongoloid type with slightly Europoid features.

Achievements: His real name was Mīrzā Mohammad Tāraghay bin Shāhrokh. Ulugh Beg was also notable for his work in astronomy-related mathematics, such as trigonometry and spherical geometry. He built the great Ulugh Beg Observatory in Samarkand between 1424 and 1429. It was considered by scholars to have been one of the finest observatories in the Islamic world at the time and the largest in Central Asia.[2] He also build the Ulugh Beg Madrasah (1417–1420) in Samarkand and Bukhara, transforming the cities into cultural center of learning in Central Asia.[3] He was also a mathematics genius of the 15th century — albeit his mental aptitude was perseverance rather than any unusual endowment of intellect.[4] He ruled Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and southern Kazakhstan for almost half a century from 1411 to 1449 and occupied the Herat province in Afghanistan for a short time in 1448.

Shah Rukh

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Anthropology data:Soviet anthropologist Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov reconstructed the heads of Timur, his son Shah Rukh and grandson Ulug Beg, with Timurlane being closer to the Mongoloid type, while Shah Rukh, the son of a Tajik woman, had Europoid features. Shah-Rukh indeed was a typical representative of the brachycephalic Europoid, the so-called Ferghana- Pamir type.[9][10] However, because Timurlane was closer to the mongoloid type, this would make Shah Rukh in reality an genetic hybrid of the Euro-Mongoloid race despite the fact he has little to no mongoloid features.

Achievements: was the Timurid ruler of the eastern portion of the empire established by the Central Asian warlord Timur (Tamerlane) - the founder of the Timurid dynasty - governing most of Persia and Transoxiana between 1405 and 1447. Shāhrukh was the fourth and youngest son of Timur and child of one of his Tajik concubines.
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How does one reconstruct faces of men long dead? Based on their portraits?
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How does one reconstruct faces of men long dead? Based on their portraits?

Is based on their skulls.
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