Friday, April 1, 2011

Vatican City : Lazio (Italy)

Vatican City ( in Italian officially "Stato della Città del Vaticano" which translates as "State of the Vatican City"), is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of just over 800. The name "Vatican" comes from the Latin Mons Vaticanus, meaning Vatican Mount. The territory of Vatican City is part of the Mons Vaticanus, and of the adjacent former Vatican Fields.

  • Sample :

Full scale

  • Brief anthropological analysis :

- Type 1 :
Light complexion (medium light hair, light eyes, ...), brachymorphic, general robust features, squared-box face, high and broad forehead, little and broad nose that can get concave, deep jaw, wide-set eyes, glasses, a strange love for ridiculous hats
~ Borreby/Alpinoid

Such types might representent a rather northern influx as migrations from non-Romance Europe have been historically attested in Vatican. Women are more on par with classical Italian variation.

- Type 2 : Intermediate complexion, red, leptomorphic, narrow face, long and straight high-rooted nose that can get convex, red, close set eyes, large jaw, pointy chin, red
~ Dinaromorphic Nordo-Mediterranean

Such types are generally associated with the Chiefs of State of the City of Vatican : "this is how a Pope should look like" to sum up. As a whole, it's a rather pan-European type (Italy, Iberia, Belgium, ...).

  • Final morphotypes :


  1. Ah, the Christian Youth! (Sarcasm intended - hopefully in a few decades they will all have died of old age and a chapter of history will be closed).

  2. Heu... ça manque de rigeur... vous avez mis 2 fois Mgr Marc Ouellet (un Québécois) dans deux types différents!!! Soi A8 et C2...!

  3. Haha ! Oui, ça manque de rigueur, parce que je me suis rendu compte le jour même que nous étions le 1er avril, et qu'il m'a fallu également quelques heures pour percuter que je m'étais astreint l'an dernier à faire un petit quelque chose. J'ai pondu ce truc en quelques heures, un peu à toute vitesse ! L'an prochain, je m'y prends à l'avance !

  4. ..."a strange love for ridiculous hats"...

    France, France, sans toi le monde serait seul...Oh, en toute modestie, bien entendu!



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