Roman statues recovered in Spain

Published on March 30th, 2012 | by Admin


Two first century bronze statues about to be sold on the black market have been recovered by police in Jaen, Spain.

The Roman figures, valued at six million euros each, were taken from the ancient Roman site of Sacilis Marcialis and are believed to form part of the Castor and Polix sculpture in Cordoba.

The statues, 1.50m and 1.30m in size, depict two naked males, with each piece weighing about 30 kilos and in a good state of conservation, although one has lost part of his chest and the other his genitals.

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Story: The Olive Press | Photo: The Olive Press

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