Monday, April 26, 2010

Head Believed to be Octavius Augustus

A well-preserved marble head of Octavius Augustus ~ part of a sculpture from the early Roman period ~ and a small torso were excavated Friday at Stobi archaeological site, according to the Macedonian International News Agency.
According to its features, the sculpture was intended to immortalize emperors and notable citizens from the first and second century A.D. It was housed in a temple, which was robbed soon after it was demolished in the classical era.

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