Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Long-Forgotten Athlete Sees the Light of Day

In Albania, archaeologists excavating the site of ancient Apollonia unearthed this bust of an athlete dating to the 2nd century AD. That was the golden age of the empire, the era of the "four good emperors," the richest and safest era Europe and the Mediterranean would see until the 18th century, a time like ours when people idolized star athletes and entertainers.

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