Head of Roman emperors statue discovered in a package

November 17th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Sofia (Bulgaria), Nov 17 (ANI): The marble head of a statue of a Roman emperor was delivered in the National History Museum (NHM) in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, from Sofia Airport Customs.

The head, most probably representing Octavian August, was found in a package sent from Haskovo to Western Europe.

It was part of a sculpture or a bust of the famous Roman emperor who conquered Cleopatra and Mark Antony.

According to NHMs director Bozhidar Dimitrov, this is a piece of art with excellent qualities and the work of a master, probably dating back from I c. A.C.

Findings of such a magnitude arrive once every 25 years, said Dimitrov. (ANI)

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