Cache of Roman statues unearthed near Rome

Published on February 10th, 2011 | by Admin

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A cache of Roman statues, depicting members of the troubled Severan dynasty have been found just outside of Rome.

“We first saw a white nape, belonging to a Roman matron. Then, the head of a child emerged, then another male head and one more,” archaeologist Magda Fossati of Rome’s archaeological superintendency told the daily La Repubblica.

Indeed, buried all together in a basin at the center of the villa’s atrium, there were six finely sculpted statue fragments.

“The statues date to the third century A.D. We are talking of a bust, two male heads, a woman head, a girl head and a life-size statue possibly representing a naked god Zeus,” the ministry of culture said in a statement.

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Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery | Photo: MIBAC

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