1800-year-old Elvis Presley Sculpture

It looks like Elvis might have been rocking Rome almost 2,000 years ago after a marble carving - the spitting-image of the king - was revealed. The 1,800-year-old Roman bust is now due to go under the hammer as part of a £1 million auction at Bonhams in London.

Dating back to 400 BC it bares a striking resemblance with Elvis, down to the over-the-top quiff and distinctive jaw line.Fans would be forgiven for thinking that their idol may well have lived a previous life in Rome.A spokesman for Bonhams, said: "The likeness is so great that Graham Geddes, the collector himself calls the carving "Elvis." "It is perhaps the strangest item in the sale, certainly to modern eyes."

The 'Elvis' bust is one of 150 lots, which once belonged to Australian collector Graham Geddes, which will be auctioned in October, other items include rare Greek and Roman vases and marble reliefs portraying battle scenes.

Source: Google / Updated: Jul 23, 2008 
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dressingroomrehearsa (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2008report abuse
from somewhere in the heart of rome...¦-) wherever that is, rome ny, rome italy...elvix porbably carved his first record at memphis egypt...dating a little egypt...performing at the pyramid
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 4, 2008report abuse
Nah, it's an odd news story that happens to be sort of interesting. Charlie Rich and others borrowed some of the Elvis look, wouldn' t you think? I think it's a remarkable and sort of funny find..
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 24, 2008report abuse
Why has such a poor 'news story' had so many posts? Just goes to show what the average mentality is of most posters here...
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 23, 2008report abuse
I mean't "Elvis On Tour in Rome".
Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 23, 2008report abuse
Wow, it took 1,800 years for "Elvis On Tour in Egypt" to be released.....lol Maybe 1,800 years from now "Satisfied" & "Rag Mop" will be uncovered by archeologists.
Jumpin Jehosaphat (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 23, 2008report abuse
With that forehead he may have truly been King of the Jungle but only Ape Man not Tiger Man
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 23, 2008report abuse
So, it looks as if McFarlane were producing the same old tat 1800 years ago. Does it have an EPE sticker on the bottom? If not, expect the ancient Romans to be slapped with a pretty hefty lawsuit any time soon, that'll teach 'em.
Jerome returns (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 23, 2008report abuse
that's Charlie Rich!!..
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 23, 2008report abuse
Dont think it looks anything like Elvis.
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 23, 2008report abuse
Well Elvis sang about being 'Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago'. Many great people believe they have lived before. U.S. General George S. Patton believed he had been at the scene of previous battles by the Carthaginians and others.
John4126 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 23, 2008report abuse
It looks like the bad guy form the movie 'The Mask'!
FJE (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 23, 2008report abuse
Oh well! That accounts for Elvis' penchant for Italian songs like O Sole Mio, Torna A Sorrento, Io, Santa Lucia - and Heart Of Rome!!

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