Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A bust fit for the gods

Cool news from my French “hometown:” Subaquatic archaeologist divers exploring the Rhone River in Arles found the oldest known bust of Julius Caesar, dating back to 46 BC. The AP article states that Arles was founded by Caesar (kind of, if you don’t count the Greeks and the Celts who came pounding through first—although the Romans did build the most important structures there, so shoutout for that), and the La Provence article suggests that this marble statue was “without a doubt thrown into the river after the assassination of the Roman emperor.” Um, awesome.

And now, just because, some pictures from Arles.

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