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Oldest Caesar Bust Found in France

Treasure at bottom of river in Arles
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 6:05 AM CDT
Oldest Caesar Bust Found in France
French Culture minister Christine Albanel. She says the discoveries in the River Rhone at Arles are unique in Europe.    (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The oldest bust of Julius Caesar ever found is among an ancient treasure trove discovered at the bottom of the Rhone river near the southern French town of Arles, which was founded by Caesar in 46 BC. The life-size marble bust depicts Caesar as a balding man with wrinkles, reports the Australian. A statue of Neptune was also recovered among the stunning collection of artifacts. Scientists are trying to determine how they ended up in the river. (Read more Julius Caesar stories.)

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