Head of Roman empress unearthed

From the BBC: Head of Roman empress unearthed.

Archaeologists digging in Turkey have found the colossal marble head of a Roman empress.

It was discovered in a rubble-filled building where parts of a huge statue of the emperor Hadrian were unearthed last year.

The discovery, at the ancient site of Sagalassos, is thought to show Faustina the Elder, wife of Roman emperor Antoninus Pius. [continue, see photo]

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  1. The comment about the emperor being a homosexual surprised me. I thought homosexuality was an offense to Roman civic virtue and punishable by death. So what do I know….

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