Elvis Images Found in Archaeological Collections

1,800 Year-Old Roman Bust

In 2008, famous antiquities collector Graham Geddes of Melbourne, Australia, revealed his discovery of a 1,800-year-old marble bust that looked like Elvis Presley. The ‘Elvis’ sculpture is 2nd Century AD Roman acroterion – a kind of architectural ornament often found on the corners of a sarcophagus, a stone tomb or burial chamber. According to antiquities specialist Georgiana Aitken: ‘It bears an uncanny likeness to Elvis Presley. It’s the quiff that does it.”

Ms. Aitken made other statements that caused quite a commotion within the archaeological community:

“Looking at this face with its Elvis-like quiff, strong jaw and nose, one is inevitably led to the thought that the human face, for all its diversity and subtlety, has after all an ability to repeat itself.”

“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.”

This notion caused many collectors, archaeologists, and museum curators to take a second look at their collections and to do extensive searches in their photographic reference books to see if Elvis images may have been found in other ancient cultures.

 

A ROMAN MARBLE ACROTERION CIRCA MID TO LATE 2ND CENTURY A.D.

An even better likeness of Elvis was found in this Roman burial vault acroterion circa mid-to-late 2nd century AD.

 

Here are some of the other Elvis likenesses found in archaeological collections:

Adalaid, Australia – Cave Drawing – 300,000 BC

 

 

Luxor, Egypt — Giant Bust Sculpture — 2,000 BC

 

Belize River Valley, Belize – Cave drawing – 60,000 BC

 

Sultan Kala, Turkmenistan – Stone Carving – 1,400 AD

 

Florence, Italy – Bronze Bust – 900 AD

 

Pylos, Greece – Marble Bust – 600 BC

 

St. Lucia, West Indies – Wall Art – 1,200 AD

 

Iraklio, Crete — Giant Carved Cameo — 1,100 AD

 

Sagalassos, Turkey – Stone Tablet – 400 AD

 

Kyota Japan –Bamboo Wood Carving – 1,500 AD

 

Burial and Ritual Sites, Central Mongolia – Cave Drawing — 150,000 BC

 

Tiwanaku, Bolivia – Painted Stone Tablet – 1,600 AD

 

Moon Landing – Clue to Earlier Visitors — 1971

 

 

If you’re starting to wonder if this story is on the level, scroll down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 responses to “Elvis Images Found in Archaeological Collections

  1. Very goood!
    I must admit that until i saw the bronze bust from Italy i was amazed and, well i believed it! Maybe i’m a little too naive? You really fooled me, (and i liked it!) Well done!
    As always a very good post, from a very gooooood blog.
    Emmanuel.
    Cheers from France…

    • Hi Emmanuel:

      If you take a close look at the bronze bust, you will see a guitar on the chest. Glad you liked the post.

      Phil

  2. i REALISED BY THE SECOND PIC THAT IT WAS AN APRIL FOOL -BUT VERY WELL DONE. AND iM SURE ELVIS’ SPIRIT HAS BEEN THIS WAY BEFORE.

    • Hi Marilyn: Actually, the second picture is legit. Everything after that was a spoof. Thanks for the compliment.

      Phil Arnold, Original ElvisBlogmeister

  3. Well Phil I will admit you got me on that one. I love it. Happy Easter Sunmday.
    Regards
    Billy F. Martin

    • Hi Billy: I posted a version of this in 2008, and reused some of the pictures. Glad you liked it.

      Phil Arnold

  4. Paul Maringelli

    Ha Ha Ha. Great, you did fool me.

    • Hi Paul: I guess you weren’t a reader back in 2008 when I used some of these pictures. It’s fun to be fooled sometimes.

      Phil Arnold, Original ElvisBlogmeister

  5. Clementine Moriarty

    WOW! Loved every moment and pic! TCB

  6. Loved it! Thank you 🙂

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