Elvis lives: in 2,000-year-old carving

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But the sculpture was created around 1,800 years before 'The King' ever crooned his first song.

The Roman ornament, called an acroterion, is carved in marble on the corner of a sarcophagus dating from the second century AD.

It is among a collection of ancient art owned by the Melbourne-based dealer Graham Geddes, which is estimated to sell for more than £1m.

Mr Geddes' collection, which includes more than 50 classical Greek vases and 30 pieces of marble sculpture, will be auctioned by Bonhams in October.

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