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Whether for sentiment, wonder, or weirdness, humans seem inexplicably interested in creating and displaying wax figures. Some ancient civilizations made likenesses of deities, others made children’s dolls. The infamous Madame Tussauds of London once forged wax figures of criminals, and Westminster Abbey still displays life-size, wax-and-wood memorials of medieval royalty.
Earlier this year, the Musée Grévin, one of Paris’ top tourist attractions, updated its lighting systems to innovative LED light sources, giving their wax figures an even more natural and lifelike appearance.
A wax figure depicting Albert Einstein. Courtesy of Pixabay/Meromex.
Wax figures, which can take over 300 hours to create,…