London -- Archeologists digging around the site of a future hotel complex have made a rare discovery: a Roman statue of an eagle swallowing a snake.
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In perfect condition, the bust-sized funerary sculpture was found last month by Museum of London archeologists on the final day of excavations before the site could be built on.
The limestone eagle is believed to have been made in Cotswolds, England, in the late 1st or early 2nd century A.D.
“This really sits among the finest pieces of Romano-British sculpture,” said Michael Marshall, finds specialist at the Museum of London Archeology, as he presented the 1,900-year-old bird to reporters inside a cavernous storeroom.
Anthony Caro, the leading British sculptor of his generation, died Friday of a heart attack. He was 89.
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Caro, who made monumental sculptures with scrap metal, was active well into old age. His retrospective at this year’s Venice Biennale is still on (through Oct. 27), and he showed 12 monumental sculptures at the Gagosian Gallery in London (June-August 2013). His death was reported by his family in a release.
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