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Quebec City's Musée De La Civilisation Wants To Help You Find Your Ancient Doppelgänger

03/19/2017 05:30 EDT

A Quebec museum wants to help you find your 2,000-year-old doppelgänger.

Quebec City's Musée de la Civilisation is inviting people to upload selfies in order to find their ancient lookalike.

The museum has partnered with the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève and Fondation Gandur pour l’Art for the "My 2000-Year-Old-Double" project, which will use facial recognition technology to search for photos that match one of 60 sculptures dating back about 2,000 years.

Photographer François Brunelle explains (en français) how the doppelgänger project will work:

Some of the sculptures, which are mostly Greco-Roman or Egyptian, represent unknown men, women and children, while others portray historical figures like Ptolemy II or gods like Apollo.

Thirty chosen participants will have their portraits taken by François Brunelle, a photographer known for his ongoing project where he captures images of strangers that look like twins.

The museum has a few tips for those itching to know if they look exactly like Zeus — take a forward-facing photo, in good lighting, with a neutral face and no accessories.

The final photographs, along with their lookalike works of art, will be exhibited from October 2018 to 2019.

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