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Colossal Head of Roman Empress Unearthed
Archaeology ^ | Marc Waelkens | August 13, 2008

Posted on 08/17/2008 5:18:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The head is 0.76 m in height (2.5 feet). It has large, almond-shaped eyes (only the tear ducts are rendered, not the iris or pupils as became usual during the reign of Hadrian) and fleshy thick lips. Its hair is parted in the middle of the front and taken in wavy strains below and around the ears toward the back. The rendering of the hair was done with only sparing sparing use of the drill, a feature characteristic for portraits of empresses in this, the Antonine, dynasty, in sharp contrast with the beards and curly hairs of their husbands. On top of the head is a circlet, a feature typical for most of Sabina's portraits, yet in this case the whole physiognomy of the face clearly indicates it is the empress Faustina the Elder, wife of Hadrian's successor Antoninus Pius.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientrome; antoninuspius; faustinatheelder; godsgravesglyphs; romanempire; sagalassos; statue
Excavators prop up the newly found head of the empress Faustina the Elder (Courtesy Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project)
Colossal Head of Roman Empress Unearthed

1 posted on 08/17/2008 5:18:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

le kewl!


2 posted on 08/17/2008 5:20:27 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like the girl had double-vision ....


3 posted on 08/17/2008 5:22:22 PM PDT by Ken522
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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/sagalassos/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/hadrian/index

Major Find At Sagalassos (Colossal Statue - Hadrian)
Archaeology Magazine | 8-3-2007
Posted on 08/03/2007 11:26:56 AM PDT by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1875940/posts

City in the Clouds (Sagalassos, ancient city in Turkey)
Archaeology | July 2003-August 2004 | Marc Waelkens and Tijl Vereenooghe
Posted on 08/01/2004 1:17:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1183007/posts


4 posted on 08/17/2008 5:23:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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5 posted on 08/17/2008 5:26:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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6 posted on 08/17/2008 5:26:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks, SC. Beautiful, and in such great condition.


7 posted on 08/17/2008 5:28:47 PM PDT by Cincinna (If Obama can’t stand up to Hillary, how would he ever stand up to Putin?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Do you think she knew Incontinentia Buttocks?


8 posted on 08/17/2008 5:34:52 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Ken522

... and a double chin ....


9 posted on 08/17/2008 5:35:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do To Us Our Liberal Democrat Politicians Will")
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Only at the local spa ... “Hey Incontinentia is that you???”


10 posted on 08/17/2008 5:37:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do To Us Our Liberal Democrat Politicians Will")
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To: SunkenCiv

She had a face that would stop a water clock.


11 posted on 08/17/2008 6:02:48 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: SunkenCiv

Not quite the face of the women I remember in all of those 1960’s Sword and Sandal movies. I’ll take the dancing girls in an old Hecules movie any day over this ahhhhhh ummmm - Are we shure its not the Roman Empresses Mother In Law?


12 posted on 08/17/2008 6:09:15 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Ken522

...and leprosy! But she’s lovely, just the same!


13 posted on 08/17/2008 6:11:21 PM PDT by bannie
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To: NavyCanDo

I meant Hercules in post 12


14 posted on 08/17/2008 6:11:55 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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she could make Neil Cavuto jealous.


15 posted on 08/17/2008 6:40:00 PM PDT by isom35
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To: SunkenCiv
Excavators prop up the newly found head of the empress Faustina the Elder

As opposed to She of the Faustian bargain-


16 posted on 08/17/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT by mikrofon (Whose campaign also turned out to be a bust...)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’d ask what the Latin equivalent of “Cuddles” is but I don’t really think it’s necessary.


17 posted on 08/17/2008 7:56:31 PM PDT by Grut
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To: SunkenCiv
Let's play matchmaker and get these two together ... to grow the empire.


18 posted on 08/18/2008 4:33:50 AM PDT by Daffynition (Public Notice: The answer & trick that everyone is looking for is all the same answer & trick.)
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To: wildbill
She had a face that would stop a water clock.

Hey, lay off the wife, will you?

It's not really fair to judge her without her "makeup" on either. (Many of these statues were painted.)
19 posted on 08/18/2008 5:44:09 AM PDT by Antoninus (McCain/Palin in 2008!)
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To: Antoninus

Putting lipstick on a pig just leaves you with a garish pig.


20 posted on 08/18/2008 7:37:58 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: Daffynition

:’) If that head is Hadrian (rather than A.P.), I’m thinkin’, “not happenin’”.


21 posted on 08/18/2008 10:58:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

Animula, vagula, blandula
Hospes comesque corporis
Quae nunc abibis in loca
Pallidula, rigida, nudula,
Nec, ut soles, dabis iocos...

P. Aelius Hadrianus Imp.


22 posted on 08/18/2008 11:40:06 AM PDT by Daffynition (Public Notice: The answer & trick that everyone is looking for is all the same answer & trick.)
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To: Daffynition

I understand all languages but Greek... and it’s all Gree- well, never mind...


23 posted on 08/18/2008 11:57:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh ... did I forget the translation? Sorry ;(

Little soul, roamer and charmer
Body’s guest and companion
Who soon will depart to places
Darkish, chilly and misty
An end to all your jokes...

Good emperor ... so-so poet.


24 posted on 08/18/2008 12:27:16 PM PDT by Daffynition (Public Notice: The answer & trick that everyone is looking for is all the same answer & trick.)
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To: Daffynition

:’) Once, as a gift, I gave a small cool little book, “The Sweetness of Honey and the Sting of Bees”.


25 posted on 08/18/2008 11:52:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: wildbill

Just try to keep some of the emperors away from that pig...


26 posted on 08/18/2008 11:53:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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