Rare 1,800-year-old figurine found in Jerusalem

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 17:21 in Paleontology & Archaeology

(AP) -- An 1,800-year-old figurine believed to have originated from the eastern stretches of the Roman Empire has been discovered by archaeologists outside the walls of the old city, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said. The 2-inch marble bust depicts the head of a man with a short curly beard and almond-shaped eyes who may portray a boxer, the authority said.

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