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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Jun 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

The National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands unveiled the new bust Friday, giving viewers a fascinating image of what Caesar would have looked like in real life complete with a huge bump covering part of his head.


Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

Many babies born through a Caesarian procedure have the cranium so temporarily and even permanently distorted.

It is idle speculation to presume such in JC's case but I offer to the general readership for their titallation.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2018 2:17 a.m. PST

Actually normal birth would cause some head distortion that is necessary for the baby to go through the birth canal. Caesarian section eliminates that AFAIK but the OB/GYN wasn't my strong suit in nursing school.

Personal logo Swampster Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2018 10:49 a.m. PST

Caesar wasn't born by Caesarean. If there is a link between the names then it is the family named after the procedure, (as suggested by Pliny) not vice versa.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jun 2018 12:05 p.m. PST


Mars Ultor26 Jun 2018 8:46 p.m. PST

There are several differing statues of GJC. I don't think the others have the head shape, and they don't explain why or how they chose this one as the most accurate of all. Doesn't pass the smell test, IMHO.

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