Friday, July 29, 2005

Constantine's marble head found

So archeologists have discovered a 1,700-year-old marble sculpture of the head of the Emperor Constantine in the ancient drainage system in the ruins of the Roman Forum. Archeologists think that the marble head was probably placed there originally to clear a blocked sewer.

According to Eugenio La Rocca, superintendent of Rome's artefacts: "It could have been used as a big piece of stone to divert water from the drain, or it could have been put there to symbolise the resentment of a pagan people for their Christian emperor."

Poor Constantine. The people of York, England however seem to like Constantine.

The Emperor Constantine
in front of York Minster

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