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For the first time in Belgium, specialists have reconstructed the faces of persons who lived in Roman times.

In 2013, during excavations in Tongeren, a Roman burial field dating from the beginning of our era came to light. One grave in particular caught the attention of the researchers. It was the final resting place of an adult man and two children, buried together. DNA research showed that the children were brother and sister. The man is not related.

The good condition of the skulls coupled with DNA research made it possible to carry out facial reconstructions. See the faces free of charge at the entrance hall of the Gallo-Roman Museum.

The research into this grave is part of a larger study carried out by the Flemish Heritage Center (VEC). Results are expected in September 2021.


Adults and children


Flemisch (Dutch), French

10 minutes



Bart Demarsin
Head of Exhibitions Department
+ 32 12 67 03 56