It appears Elvis was always the King of Rock.
A 1,800-year old Roman bust that looks strikingly like Elvis Presley is set to go on the auction block in London.
The hunka hunka chiseled stone is a marble acroterion - a carved head from a sarcophagus corner - and will be part of a $2 million collection of more than 150 ancient works up for grabs Oct. 15.
Australian art collector Graham Geddes, who owns the lot, even calls the carving "Elvis."
The resemblance is so uncanny that one can almost see the country crooner's famous lip snarl and hear the twang of an acoustic guitar in the background.
The second-century bust is estimated to fetch between $50,000 and $60,000.
"Fans of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, seeing this face from the distant past, will be forgiven for thinking that their idol may well have lived a previous life in Rome," said Julian Roup, spokesman for Bonhams auction house, which is overseeing the sale.
He called it the "strangest item in the sale, certainly to modern eyes."
Originally posted by stealthyaroura
i love the idea of time travel, imagine 100 years ago it takes man 80 months to go around the world, 50 years ago it takes 80 weeks, 25 years ago it takes 80 days, so how soon will we be able to land our plane/craft just in time to see yourself taking off from the same place on your now finished trip!
Originally posted by autowrench
Looks just like him, if you ask me. Time travel involved? Perhaps...but more likely reincarnation figures here.
Originally posted by Betty Swollocks
elvis didn't actually die,but was transported,via an inter-dimensional tear in time,back to the roman era?