Thursday, May 15, 2008

Caesar Returns

French divers have recovered a bust of Julius Caesar from the bottom of the River Rhone.

What makes the bust special is that it's the only known example that predates Caesar's assassination in 44 BC. The scupture was carved two years earlier in 46 BC. It's believed that it was dumped hastily after Caesar's death lest it offend the new powers in Rome.

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