Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Are you Roman Tonight?

Are you Roman tonight? Statue of 'Elvis' chiselled 1800 years before his birth goes under the hammer | Mail Online: "With his dashing chiselled features, swept back hair and perky bouffant the resemblance is unmistakable.

But incredibly this carving of Elvis Presley was created around 1800 years before the King of Rock and Roll first warbled his first note.

The Roman Elvis is in fact a genuine marble acroterion - a kind of architectural ornament often found for decoration on the corners of a sarcophagus, a stone tomb or burial chamber."


  1. Elvis has left the Colosseum...

  2. Hunk a hunk a burnin' artifact.

    I guess this means the King never died; he just found a time machine.

  3. There might be a story in that.

  4. That they had the foresight to title the work "Roman Elvis" is astounding to me.

  5. Maybe Elvis lived a past life in Ancient Rome. :-)