Courtesy of the University of Manchester, England

From a cast of the skull found in the tomb, two scientists at the University of Manchester, John Prag and Richard Neave, reconstructed the face of “Midas” (shown here, compare with photo of Midas Mound) by building up layers of flesh and muscle with clay. The actual King Midas probably died around 700 B.C.E., when Cimmerians from the eastern steppes destroyed Phrygian Gordion.