7 Roman statue bases found in Blue Grotto cave

Published on September 30th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks


The bases of seven Roman statues have been found underwater in the Blue Grotto cave on the island of Capri, leading archaeologists to speculate that the sculptures they supported may lie nearby.

A number of ancient Roman statues might lie beneath the turquoise waters of the Blue Grotto on the island of Capri in southern Italy, according to an underwater survey of the sea cave.

Dating to the 1st century A.D., the cave was used as a swimming pool by the Emperor Tiberius (42 B.C. – 37 A.D.), and the statues are probably depictions of sea gods.

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2 Responses to 7 Roman statue bases found in Blue Grotto cave

  1. Sam Florio says:

    That is amazing that they had not been detected before now. I saw the huge statues at the Capitoline Museum that came from the Grotto. Hope the statues are found and photos published.

  2. connor says:

    I like it to, I am doing a report on blue grotto .

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