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Italian archaeologists have uncovered a Medieval grave containing the remains of a woman and a foetus lying between her legs. It's a grim example of a "coffin birth," say the researchers, but there's even more to this horrific Middle Ages tragedy than that.

This may look like a photograph, but the highly realistic face staring back at you belongs to a man who died over 700 years ago. The researchers who performed this unbelievable facial reconstruction say their work is providing new details about the way ordinary people lived in medieval England.