Thursday, 14 August 2008

Another Head Found

Sagalassos Archaelogical Research Project - Head of Roman EmpressThat archaeological dig in southern Turkey which unearthed the sculptured head of Emperor Hadrian (CLICK) - now in the Hadrian: Empire and Conflict exhibition at the British Museum (CLICK) - has found the head of another huge statue, thought to represent Faustina the Elder, wife of Roman emperor Antoninus Pius. Ancient Sagalassos was hit by several earthquakes which forced the Romans to abandon it, leaving untold treasures in the ruins.


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