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July 13, 2004


Say I lost my head. Would I say me and my head? Or me and my body? We might ask Livia, wife of Caesar Augustus.

A caesar's wife may have to be above reproach, but one of them lost her head centuries ago. The head was found late in the 19th century by a roving Guardian reporter who later became a distinguished archaeologist; her body was only found nine years ago, in modern Croatia; but now the two have been re-united at an exhibition in Oxford.

And Arthur Evans wrote for the Guardian. Who knew?

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 13, 2004 08:14 AM

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Let us all hail the goddess Livia:
"Poison is Queen."

Posted by: Demetrius at July 14, 2004 09:23 AM