“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.
Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery | Photo: MIBAC