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  Beckham hangs out with Hercules
Updated 25 July 2002, 15.29
Artist Barry Novis works on his David Beckham painting outside the Pantheon
England football star David Beckham is appearing in a special display paying tribute to gods and heroes.

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A life-size painting of Goldenballs Becks joins other statues and paintings of mythical heroic figures, including Hercules who stands next to him!

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The display is at the Pantheon, a classical building at the National Trust's Stourhead gardens in Wiltshire.

Modern hero

The godly collection is part of a series of attractions at Stourhead to recreate how the gardens looked 200 years ago when they were planted.

At that time, the gardens had statues and art of ancient mythological characters and heroes all over the place.

And the modern-day gardeners reckon Beckham is just right to represent what today's heroes are all about.

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