The Rhone Caesar

Archeocommons, May 2013

5 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2016

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Giovanni Corazzi

Liceo Mariano Buratti

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

Polytechnic University of Turin

Date Written: May 1, 2013


It was probably between 49 and 46 BC, when Caesar had close relationships with Arles that, according to the French archaeologist Luc Long, who found it in 2007 after struggling with poor visibility, strong currents and the catfishes of Rhone, the famous marble bust of Arles had been carved. This beautiful portrait, discovered in the depths of the right bank of the river near Arles, has been undoubtedly attributed by Long to Julius Caesar. Here we compare the Arles bust with some others and propose the application of image processing and multimodal biometric systems to the ancient artifact.

Keywords: multimodal biometric system, biometrics, archaeology, ancient rome, archaeological artefacts, face recognition, image processing

Suggested Citation

Corazzi, Giovanni and Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina, The Rhone Caesar (May 1, 2013). Archeocommons, May 2013, Available at SSRN:

Giovanni Corazzi

Liceo Mariano Buratti ( email )


Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129

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