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